"To be somewhere where you want to be is an unbelievable feeling," said Heyward, a Pittsburgh native who still has family in the area. "I always had a Terrible Towel."
Heyward went to high school in Georgia, but his father, Craig "Ironhead" Heyward, was a star running back at Pitt.
The Steelers, for their part, also sound thrilled with their pick, as they seemed to be when they only took a couple of minutes to make it:
"This is a special moment for this organization," Colbert said. "We got a guy we really wanted and still have all of our other picks."