The Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed on a four-year deal for running back Benny Snell.
Snell, the team’s fourth-round pick out of the University of Kentucky, becomes the fourth player to sign from the team’s 2019 draft class along with Isaiah Buggs, Sutton Smith and Diontae Johnson.
Snell averaged 5.3 yards per carry during his three seasons as a Wildcat, rushing for 3873 yards and 48 touchdowns in his career. Snell laments himself as a physical runner on the field, and gives the Steelers a great asset in short-yard scenarios while also giving a change of pace to lead back James Conner.
“It’s hard-nosed football,” said Snell to Steelers.com. “I am grinding for every yard. I am a physical player. My style of running is Steelers football. Pittsburgh football. That is what I am going to bring.”
With the Snell signing, the count of Steelers rookies that remain unsigned now drops down to five. Rookie minicamps begins May 10th.