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2024 NFL Draft

Pittsburgh Steelers UDFA Tracker

The Pittsburgh Steelers are making several undrafted free agent signings on Saturday. Here is the tracker for all of those signings.

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Pittsburgh Steelers LB Jacoby Windmon

After the chaos of the NFL Draft, the flurry of undrafted free agent signings continues. The Pittsburgh Steelers were involved in that. While some teams signed double-digit undrafted free agents, the Steelers only signed five of those undrafted free agents on this first night.

UCF QB John Rhys Plumlee

Plumlee checks in as the Steelers’ likely fourth quarterback at training camp, but he offers more than that. He played wide receiver, and some projections like him there better in the NFL, meaning it could be a transition for him to make with the Steelers at some point.

In 2022, he threw 346 times, completing 218 (63%) for 2,586 yards, 14 touchdowns and eight interceptions. This past fall, he threw 256 times, completing 161 (62.9%) for 2,271 yards, 15 touchdowns and eight interceptions, while being limited to 10 games.

Plumlee is very small for a quarterback, checking in at 5-foot-11 3/4 and 203 pounds, but he tested extremely well, running a 4.51-second 40-yard dash, a 4.27-second shuttle, a 6.96-second three-cone drill, a 36.5-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-4 broad jump for an 8.81 RAS score out of 10.

WVU DB Beanie Bishop

Welcome to the potential slot cornerback answer. Beanie Bishop checks in as a ballhawk who has taken everything as a slight to fuel a massive chip that he carries on his shoulder.

Upon his arrival in Morgantown, Beanie Bishop instantly displayed a high level of confidence, but his spirit only increased after proving his true potential as a Mountaineer. He’s then put that on display at the East-West Shrine Bowl, as his focus is on impressing NFL scouts enough to be drafted. Bishop was one of the standouts at the Big 12’s Pro Day.

He ran a 4.39 forty and a 4.15 20-yard shuttle, which would have been among the best times at the NFL Combine. Given his projection in the slot, the Steelers had to note Bishop’s testing level.

Michigan State LB Jacoby Windmon

Windmon checks in as a former All-Mountain West selection at UNLV. He offers some interesting traits with his productivity, but his jump up to Michigan State did not go as smoothly as planned.

After transferring to Michigan State, he started eight games in 2022 before being suspended the final four games after taking part in a fight between Michigan and Michigan State players in the tunnel at Michigan Stadium.

In 2023, he returned to MSU, but played just three games before being lost to the season for a pectoral injury. He had another season of college eligibility remaining, and first announced that he was entering the transfer portal, before declaring for the 2024 NFL Draft in January.

In the pre-draft process, Windmon ran a 4.65-second 40-yard dash and showed decent agility but poor explosiveness and strength, posting a low 16 bench press reps and a 5.68 out of 10 overall Relative Athletic Score.

Charlotte EDGE Julius Welschof 

Hailing from Germany, Julius Welschof can be designated as the Steelers’ international player and offers a fascinating prospect out of Charlotte, who was once at Michigan.

In 2021, Welschof played in all 14 games and made his first start, while also becoming a regular contributor on special teams. He reprised that role as a rotational backup and special teamer in 2022. In three seasons as a regular contributor at Michigan, he recorded 23 tackles, one-half sack and one pass defended.

Welschof transferred to Charlotte in 2023, where he started four games before an injury cut his final collegiate season short.

In the pre-draft process, Welschof ran a 4.79-second 40-yard dash and posted a 4.4-second short shuttle, a 7.01-second three-cone drill, a 32.5-inch vertical and a 10-foot-2 broad jump for an 8.94 Relative Athletic Score out of 10.

Georgia RB Daijun Edwards

A high-pedigree product out of the SEC, Daijun Edwards comes from a prestigious program in Georgia and fits into the Steelers backfield by adding a new flavor of running back from anyone else.

Edwards, 23, is a 5-foot-10, 201-pound running back spent four years with the Bulldogs, the last two as the team’s primary running back. In 2022, the Norman Park, Georgia native rushed 140 times for 769 yards and seven touchdowns at 5.5 yards per carry on the way to his second consecutive College Football Playoff National Championship. In 2023, he ran the ball 164 times for 881 yards and 13 touchdowns and 5.4 yards per carry.

Edwards did not test well in the pre-draft process. He ran a 4.7-second 40-yard dash and posted a 4.32-second shuttle, 7.2-second three-cone drill, 30-inch vertical and 9-foot-6 broad jump. His Relative Athletic Score is a 1.90 out of 10.