2015 NFL DRAFT

Ryan Shazier, OLB

School: Ohio State  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Plantation, FL
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 237 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
1931
Game Log
 TacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GamedateOppResultTklAstTotSacksIntYdsLgTDPass DefFFRecYdsTD
08/31BUFFW 40-20    00 0    
09/07SDGSTW 42-7    00 0    
09/14@CALW 52-34    00 0    
09/21FAMUW 76-0    00 0    
09/28WISCW 31-24    00 0    
10/05@NWESTW 40-30    00 0    
10/19IOWAW 34-24    00 0    
10/26PSUW 63-14    00 0    
11/02@PURDUEW 56-0    00 0    
11/16@ILLW 60-35    00 0    
11/23INDW 42-14    00 0    
11/30@MICHW 42-41    00 0    
12/07@MICHSTL 24-34    00 0    
01/03CLEML 35-40    00 0    
Return
SeasonTEAMGPNTRETPNTYDSPNTTDSPNTLNGKRRETKRYDSKRTDSKRLNG
2011-12Ohio State13125000000
TOTAL 38125000000
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05/12/2014 - Steelers snag fast linebacker in Shazier...Colbert acknowledged they may have had bigger needs elsewhere, but just could not pass up a playmaker like Shazier, Ohio State's most dominant defender. "He's a defensive playmaker," mike Tomlin said. "Bigger than anything, bigger than position needs, what we needed was a defensive playmaker." The Steelers have just three starters left from their 2012 defense - Timmons, cornerback Ike Taylor and safety Troy Polamalu. They have weeded out everybody else over the course of the past two seasons that made them such great defenses and helped deliver Lombardi Trophies. Among the departed: Casey Hampton, Brett Keisel, Aaron Smith, Ryan Clark, James Farrior, Larry Foote and LaMarr Woodley.

Old and slow is how Warren Sapp called that aging defense three years ago. Shazier is now the second straight linebacker they've taken in the first round. Jarvis Jones, selected with the 17th pick in 2013, started at right outside linebacker as a rookie. Shazier, Jones, Timmons and Jason Worilds give the Steelers a starting quartet of linebackes with speed and explosiveness as they try to rediscover the Blitzburgh formula. "He is a guy who will be on his feet making sideline-to-sideline tackles associated with today's football," Tomlins said of his newest rookie. "Quite frankly, the man doesn't have any holes." Yet after passing up cornerback, wide receiver and defensive line Thursday night, the Steelers still have many. - The Sports Xchange

 

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