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2022 NFL Draft

Steelers Draft Michigan State TE/FB Connor Heyward in Sixth Rd

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have selected Michigan State tight end and fullback Connor Heyward with the No. 208 overall pick in the sixth round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Heyward started out at Michigan State as a running back before moving to fullback and tight end.

In 2018, as a running back, he had 118 carries for 529 yards and five touchdowns. He missed all but four games in 2019 due to injury. In 2020, he had 65 carries for 200 yards in seven games in a COVID-shortened season.


He moved away from the running back position in 2021, playing mostly tight end. He caught 35 passes for 326 yards and two touchdowns.

With the Steelers, Heyward will likely serve as the team’s No. 3 tight end, as well as being a capable fullback, running back and special teams player.

The Heyward will join the Steelers’ three other set of brothers: linebacker T.J. Watt and fullback Derek Watt, running back Trey Edmunds and strong safety Terrell Edmunds and defensive tackles Carlos and Khalil Davis.

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