All 91 is a Pittsburgh Steelers Now series profiling each of the 91 members of the Steelers 2019 training camp roster.
2 • Mason Rudolph, 2nd Year QB
Last year: Did not play in the regular season after being drafted in the third round out of Oklahoma State.
Stats: In four preseason games, he was 24 for 44 (54.5%) for 315 yards, a 7.2 yards per attempt average. He had three touchdowns, threw one interception and was sacked seven times.
Accolades, Highlights: Rudolph drew praise from Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger during minicamp: “You see him settling into it a lot. Not afraid to step up to whatever group, whatever receiver. I think in the past, you saw a little hesitancy to throw to certain guys. Now, they’re stepping in ready to go.”
Scored a rushing touchdown in the Steelers’ preseason finale against Carolina.
Mason Rudolph: More of your pocket passer QB. Can use his legs to get where he needs to go. What I like about Rudolph is his fire. Steelers fans remember this play last season when he was laid out and promptly got up to let the defender know what was up. pic.twitter.com/c19YsfbW0Z
— Donnie Druin (@DonnieDruin) June 16, 2019
Camp outlook: Will be battling with Josh Dobbs to be the primary backup behind Ben Roethlisberger. Should get the lion’s share of preseason snaps given Roethlisberger’s age and Rudolph’s lack of experience.
Projected role: Backup quarterback that, given Roethlisberger’s career history of minor injuries, will get at least some playing time this year.
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