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Steelers Sign Pair Of NFL Draft Picks

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed two of their 10 picks from the NFL Draft, according to the official team site.

Thaddeus Gibson (6-2, 243), who was unable to participate in the Steelers' recent organized team activities (OTA) due to class requirements at Ohio State, was Pittsburgh's fourth-round pick (116th overall) in this year's NFL Draft. Gibson played defensive end for the Buckeyes and earned second-team all-Big Ten honors in 2009 with four sacks and 13 tackles for a loss.

Doug Worthington (6-5, 292) was the Steelers' seventh-round selection (242nd overall) in this year's Draft and also played on the defensive front for Ohio State. He had 42 tackles his senior season, including two sacks, and helped the Buckeyes rank seventh in the NCAA in holding opponents to 90 rushing yards per game.

Michael Bean from Behind The Steel Curtain believes Worthington could be better than his seventh round selection suggests.

I hate to do this often, but I have a 'feeling' that Worthington may pan out quite nicely for a 7th round pick. I say a 'feeling' because I haven't exactly studied hours and hours of tape of him during his solid career at Ohio State. He just looks like he's big, sturdy and durable guy who will be able to handle gap clogging duties very nicely.

With 10 total players drafted, this is really just a small drop in the bucket - but a decent start nonetheless.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.