Steelers Sign 7th Round Draft Pick Kelvin Beachum

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed yet another one of their draft picks today as it is being announced by the team that guard Kelvin Beachum, the last of their four seventh-round draft picks in the 2012 NFL Draft, has come to terms on a four-year contract worth an estimated $2.143 million. The base salaries for Beachum will be $390,000, $480,000, $570,000 and $660,000. The signing bonus should come in at around $43,000.

Beachum, who was the 248th overall pick in the draft, played collegiately at Southern Methodist University, where he started all 52 games that he played in at left tackle. Beachum was selected to the Lombardi Award and Outland Award watch lists and named to the Conference USA All-Academic Team his senior season and earned first-team Conference USA honors after his junior season. He measures in at 6 foot 3 inches and weighs 303 pounds. He projects as a guard at the next level and he will battle a slew of training camp competition in order to make the 53 man roster or the practice squad.

Beachum already has a friend on the roster in former SMU wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, who was drafted by the Steelers in 2010. You can listen to my interview with Kelvin just after the draft here as he joined me on a post draft episode of the Terrible Podcast.

The Steelers now have seven of their nine draft picks under contract with only David DeCastro and Sean Spence, their first and third round picks respectively, yet to be signed.

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  • Jprankster2005

    I don’t think this guy will make the team…….. Maybe Practice Squad but u never know I guess

  • Jprankster2005

    Ok so now that most of the FA have been signed and we kinda of know how much Decastro and Spence will get, Is there anyway we can get an update to what we got left in Cap Space? I’m also curious if anyone know’s How much Batch and Leftwich signed for because I’ve looked and it says undicolsed and it’s been long enough for them to report it by now…….

  • SteelersDepot

    It is up on the salary cap page..

  • Finnegans Wake

    Never know, he could make the 53 as backup long snapper.

    *Crickets*

  • Jprankster2005

    Ok sorry, I’ll check it out thanks……

  • SteelerDave

    Beachum is my long shot favorite. I like the kid, he seems to be a well versed and motivated individual. I just do not see him doing anything except for making the practice squad and learning to play left guard. If he does that then I think he has the talent (along with Lee) to be a very solid left guard for us.

  • Jimmy-fowler

    Im sure upon the recomendation of Sanders this guy may turn out to be a suprize. Dave, I heard your interview with him on the podcast. Very interesting committed and intelligent young man. Just what the Steelers need. Great characters in the locker room that love their commitments, Their family & God! I contacted Mr Dave Tay but I never received his info. Great interview. Will you have him on again?