Mike Tomlin Says Steelers Draft Picks Zumwalt, Richardson To Miss OTA Time

During his Saturday post practice talk with the media, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin confirmed that sixth-round draft pick, linebacker Jordan Zumwalt, will miss OTA practice time due to UCLA being on the quarter system.

“Zumwalt and Shaquille [Richardson] will be limited by that,” said Tomlin. “I don’t know their potential return dates. That’s something we’ll figure out along the way. But those are the guys that we acknowledge will be limited in their OTA participation.”

As I noted on Friday, the Zumwalt news is not surprising, however, in the case of Shaquille Richardson, it is my understanding that Arizona is on a semester system and not quarters. At least that’s what their website says.

The University of Arizona is on the semester system. The fall semester starts in late August and ends in December. The spring semester starts in January and ends in mid-May. Whereas The University of Arizona has two summer sessions, the MIS department does not normally offer MIS courses during the summer sessions.

The Steelers rookie mini camp should wrap up on Sunday.

  • Ben Anderson

    I don’t understand why Shaquille Richardson would be ineligible for OTAs or minicamp. 1. He’s a senior and 2. Final Exams at the U of A were over on May 15th.

  • SteelersDepot

    Um, yeah, that’s what I was getting at.

  • Matt Manzo

    Uh oh! Controversy with Shaq already?!

  • Steelers@2010

    Stupid Rule! These guys are trying to make an NFL team, how much more is there to learn in the session? Is there any reason why they can’t finish the course online? Stupid! SMH

  • Shawn Sobehart

    Maybe he is out stealing purses again