The writing was on the wall when the Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t re-sign Willie Parker—the team would be looking to find a replacement via the draft or free agency. With the 188th overall pick, the Steelers selected Georgia Tech running back Jonathan Dwyer.
Dwyer admitted after OTA’s that, “Fortunately the Steelers believed in me,” because his agent told him teams shied away from him due to the triple option offense he ran in during his time as a Yellow Jacket.
Watching the draft, Dwyer shared the disappointment of going lower than he expected but also said, “It was a blessing,” and that he was “Hoping to go to the Steelers,” when he realized they were close enough on the draft board to grab the guy who earned the college nickname of ‘The Diesel.’
Excited to be with an organization that has a chance to win a Super