Steelers 2017 Undrafted Free Agent Tracker

As soon as the 2017 NFL Draft is over, undrafted players will begin to make their commitments to teams looking to sign them as free agents.

Throughout the night we will keep this post updated with the undrafted free agent players that the Pittsburgh Steelers get to agree to terms.

Please keep in mind that the list of players below should not be considered official as it is not uncommon for players to change their minds prior to signing with a team. This doesn’t happen a lot, but it does happen.

Official list

Nelson Adams DT 6-3 287 Mississippi State
Christian Brown DT 6-3 295 West Virginia
Ethan Cooper OG 6-2 322 Indiana-Pennsylvania
Francis Kallon DE 6-5 295 Georgia Tech
Keith Kelsey LB 6-0 233 Louisville
Scott Orndoff TE 6-4 253 Pittsburgh
Nick Schuessler QB 6-3 196 Clemson
Rushel Shell RB 5-9 227 West Virginia
Terrish Webb DB 5-10 190 Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh TE Scott Orndoff 6047|253 lbs|4SR

COMBINE 40-YD: 4.79 | 10-YD: 1.74 | 20-YD: 2.84 | BP: 17 | VJ: 27 | BJ: 09’04” | SS: 4.45 | LS: 12.34 | 3C: 7.37

Clemson QB Nick Schuessler

Indiana (Pennsylvania) OL Ethan Cooper 6024|322 lbs|4SR

COMBINE 40-YD: 5.36 | 10-YD: 1.86 | 20-YD: 3.07 | BP: 26 | VJ: 24 1/2 | BJ: 08’03” | SS: 4.88 | 3C: 8.02

Louisville ILB Keith Kelsey 6003|233 lbs|4SR

COMBINE 40-YD: 4.92 | 10-YD: 1.69 | 20-YD: 2.84 | BP: 23 | VJ: 29 1/2 | BJ: 09’04” | SS: 4.56 | 3C: 7.28

Mississippi State DT Nelson Adams 6033|287

PRO DAY 40-YD: 5.19 | 10-YD: 1.74 | 20-YD: 2.94 | BP: 17 | VJ: 28 | BJ: 08’07” | SS: 4.82 | 3C: 7.76

West Virginia RB Rushel Shell 5095|227 lbs|5SR

COMBINE 40-YD: 4.74 | 10-YD: 1.71 | 20-YD: 2.81 | BP: 21 | VJ: 32 1/2

2017 NFL Draft Player Profiles: West Virginia RB Rushel Shell

Pittsburgh S Terrish Webb 5107|190

PRO DAY 40-YD: 4.55 | 10-YD: 1.60 | 20-YD: 2.56 | BP: 11 | VJ: 32 1/2 | BJ: 10’02” | SS: 4.44 | 3C: 6.97

Georgia Tech DE Francis Kallon 6053|295

PRO DAY 40-YD: 5.00 | 10-YD: 1.67 | 20-YD: 2.84 | BP: 21 | VJ: 31 | BJ: 9’00” | SS: 4.53 | 3C: 7.13

West Virginia DT Christian Brown

  • TroymanianDevil

    I’d like these 3 guys
    Lorenzo Jerome
    Carroll Phillips
    Charles Walker

  • Crowned

    Javancy Jones please. I’m intrigued by his switch to ILB. A very poor man’s Haason Reddick?

  • Aj Gentile

    Joe Mathis. Take the chance on him.

  • newguy68

    Would’ve been nice to get Jones in the 6th round ….

  • Edward Hunt

    Do they have enough roster spots? Do draft picks count against the 90 man roster?

  • Chris92021

    Wish list:
    Carroll Phillips
    Lorenzo Jerome
    Cole Hikutini
    Channing Stribling
    Tashawn Bower
    Javancy Jones
    Jonathan Dorsey

    Weirdest draft I’ve seen in over 25 years but for the most part, I liked it except for the long snapper. Enjoy the rest of the weekend, y’all!

  • Jeff Drummond

    Jon Toth would be an absolute steal in free agency as a versatile C/G addition.

  • Donte Williams

    damn non of them went drafted?

  • Donte Williams

    yeah him and Jimmie Gilbert ILB CU

  • Donte Williams

    wow he didnt get drafted?

  • Steelers12

    love that list

  • Steelers12

    nope

  • Spencer Krick

    I’d throw quite a bit of money at Jerome, would be nice to grab a Safety.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    I have Dare Ogunbowale, Cole Hikutini, KD Cannon, Kyle Kalis, Erik Magnuson, Jarron Jones, Joe Mathis, Javancy Jones, Channing Stribling and Dante Barnett

    few names that were the same

  • Shannon Stephenson

    check out Dante Barnett at S

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Jarron Jones is a poor mans Tuitt….cant believe he didnt get drafted…have a 4th round grade on him

  • Alex Kozora

    Scott Orndoff/TE to Steelers. Went to PItt

  • Alex Kozora

    Colbert said they will be cutting as they add. Going to be insane.

  • Michael Pearce

    Did Butt the TE get drafted?

  • Spencer Krick

    Another hometown kid, nice

  • Spencer Krick

    Yup, by the Broncos

  • Aj Gentile

    I guess his foot isn’t looking good

  • Shannon Stephenson

    not sure what he specializes in

  • Alex Kozora

    Blocker

  • LucasY59

    my wants for the D
    NT (push McCullers in camp)
    Josh Tupou (Colorado)
    Tyrique Jarrett (Pitt)
    Glen Antoinne (Idaho)

    DE (they always bring in a UDFA DE)
    Caleb Kidder (Montana) want them to sign him for the same reasons I wanted to draft Kpassagnon, can play DE base/edge and DT, good athlete
    Jarron Jones (Notre Dame) kinda slow but could push the depth guys
    Fadol Brown (Missippi)
    Patrick Gamble (GA Tech) they brought him in for a visit (same with the other GA Tech guy)
    Matthew Godin (Michigan)

    OLB (they got Adams late, but could add another)
    JoJo Mathis (Washington) injury limited his college production, but looked good when healthy
    Harvey Langi (BYU) could also move to ILB, probably not making the roster or PS, but would be interested in him for camp
    Bryan Cox Jr (Florida) maybe more of a 4-3 DE, would bring him in to see if they could use him in a subpackage
    Kieonta Davis (Tenn-Chattanooga) similar to Cox

    ILB
    Jimmie Gilbert (Colorado) good size/length and athleticism, could be a good ST guy that is depth behind Shazier
    Devonte Fields (Louisvile) similar to Gilbert (too light to play OLB)
    Steven Taylor (Houston) undersized, would still bring him in to camp

    Safety
    David Jones (Richmond) good size/speed, somewhat of a ballhawk, had some injury concernsL
    Lorenzo Jerome (St Fancis) small slow, but really good football player, plays faster than he times
    Yamen Sanders (Montana) good size (for a hybrid) decent speed and explosion, worht a camp invite

    CB
    Channing Stribling (Michgan) good size/length, add some more camp competition to the CBs
    Jeremy Cutrer (Mid Tenn St) length but skinny, was originally a LSU recruit
    David Rivers (Youngstown St) didnt know there were two D.Rivers but has good size

  • Jeff Papiernik

    Oh God, we picked up the backup to Watson? Scraping the bottom of the barrel

  • Shannon Stephenson

    too bad…would have liked to see Josiah Price form Mich St for a blocking TE

  • JT

    Surprised Phillips didn’t go. Jerome tested so poorly I’m not shocked.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    huh?

  • JT

    Competition for DJ is good.

  • LucasY59

    top 5 that I really want

    Kidder
    Jones
    Mathis
    Gilbert
    Jerome

  • LucasY59

    not surprised, I like the signing

  • JT

    Good list. Have to believe DL is coming with none drafted.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    wasnt surprised but doesnt mean I like it either

  • Steelers12

    If we was gonna sign a qb y not jerod evans

  • LucasY59

    possible signings on O

    QB (probably dont need one, maybe one more camp arm)
    Brady Gustafson (Montana) lots of size, super inconsistent, wont push to make the roster, but camp body
    Seth Russell (Baylor) has some talent, has had a lot of injuries

    RB (rather they brought back D-Lo)
    DeVeon Smith (Michigan) him or Fitz as the #4 RB, does Touissaint have PS eligibility?

    WR (another spot with no need, but lots of names I could list)
    KD Cannon (Baylor)
    Travin Dural (LSU)
    Jamari Staples (Louisville)
    Quincy Adeboyejo (Miss)
    Ishmael Zamorah (Baylor)
    Greg Ward Jr (Houston)

    TE (a spot they should bring in a player or two)
    Scott Orndoff (Pitt) I see he has signed but wouldve had him on my list anyway
    Jason Croom (Tenn) they brought him in
    Phazahn Odom (Fordham) tall athlete cant really block though
    Darrell Daniels (Washington)
    Pharaoh Brown (Oregon)

    OT (camp depth)
    Aviante Collins (TCU) good athlete
    Dan Skipper (Arkansas) another tall guy that they seem to target
    OG (same)
    Braden, Mgnuson and Kalis (Michigan)
    *didnt look at OL much since there wasnt a need on the team or much talent in the draft

  • Steelers12

    He a patriot

  • Matt Manzo

    Good for Orndoff!
    I have to admit I’ve been getting his name wrong this whole time and was hoping he might be related to “Mr Wonderful” Paul Orndorff!

  • Jason

    javancy jones get picked up?

  • Steel City Slim

    Good. Was hoping they’d pickup Orndorff.

  • LucasY59

    other than TE dont really care who they sign, Collins could be a interesting add though

  • LucasY59

    not as good as the talent in the draft, but I didnt think the need for TE was high enough to use a pick

  • Shannon Stephenson

    not that I have seen

  • LucasY59

    just a camp arm, Shuessler (or whatever his name is) should be used to not playing (behind Watson)

  • Jeff Papiernik

    Oh my, that Ethan Cooper video

  • LucasY59

    that LB haha (UDFA means they were all takin befor U)

    *cant spell Pittsburgh either

  • newguy68

    Same with OL. Steelers already have 2 starting UDFA Olineman.

  • Lambert58

    Looked pretty good catching the football too from watching his highlight tape.

  • Steelers12

    Good, i use to mock kelsey to us in 7th round round draft sims

  • Rocksolid20

    Why , no other team valued him . Pick him up as an UDFA .

  • Rocksolid20

    I know , could have saved that 4th round Tee Martin jr pick .

  • Rocksolid20

    Bet he holds a clipboard well .

  • jconeoone C

    This statement makes it seem you think Watson was terrible…. that’s odd

  • Alex Kozora

    FAs are done. Now we wait for cuts.

  • Jeff Papiernik

    He’s not terrible for a college QB. But I do not seeing him succeeding in the pros. So what hope does his backup have?

  • Shannon Stephenson

    I saw
    Nelson Adams DT
    Christian Brown DT
    Ethan Cooper G
    Francis Kallon DE
    Keith Kelsey OLB
    Scott Orndoff TE
    Nick Schuesller QB
    Rusel Shell HB
    Terrish Webb DB

  • Brian Tollini

    Was hoping to see Noble Nwachukwu from WVU

  • Petherson Silveira

    No Javancy Jones?

  • Ed Smith

    No ILB period.

  • Joseph Shaw

    Don’t forget the “h,” there, Steeler baby.

    Just sayin’.

  • TroymanianDevil

    nope. I forgot to add Javancy Jones, but it looks like none were signed by us.. oh well

  • Spencer Krick

    So the Steelers are going to resign Shark?

  • TroymanianDevil

    Agreed, wouldn’t have drafted Jerome. And I mean they all have flaws, hence why they didn’t get drafted, but all guys I thought would be worth it to sign as UDFA. Alas none of those guys were signed.

  • LucasY59

    I would for STs

  • TroymanianDevil

    Dolphins I think

  • TroymanianDevil

    Ya I read somewhere that his doctors are not giving positive evaluations of his health

  • TroymanianDevil

    I had a feeling this would happen looking at the roster, generally looked pretty decent. That’s why I would’ve been in favor of trading up this year, something I’m never looking for.

  • Donte Williams

    right i wouldnt have mind Javancy or Gilbert or Lorenzo seeing he close to Pittsburgh

  • PaeperCup

    How did Phillips and Mathis not get drafted

  • Donte Williams

    mathis i think that foot is not healed and no clue about phillips

  • LucasY59

    from what I have seen they havent even signed as UDFAs

  • Aj Gentile

    Do we know what number they sit at?

  • Michael Mosgrove

    i dont undestand how we didnt pick up weston steelhammer. hes a good draft project.

  • LucasY59

    Kallon and Orndoff are fairly predicable signings since both were brought in pre draft, and I think both could compete for a PS spot

    Shell and Cooper might compete well in camp as well, but for the most part these guys are camp bodies

  • Brian Tollini

    I am going to assume Keith Kelsey wasn’t an English major at Louisville.

  • Matt Manzo

    Dlineman all have good size! What do we know about Kelsey?

  • Steelers12

    ANALYSIS
    STRENGTHS Productive tackler for all three years as a starter at Louisville. Prefers to play the game downhill looking to attack near the line of scrimmage. Will not stop pursuing the football until he hears the whistle blow. Has desired aggressiveness for interior linebacker spot. Body up, wrap ’em up tackler. Stat sheet filled with hustle plays including three forced fumbles this season and 10.5 career sacks.
    WEAKNESSES Not a very fluid athlete. Slow to transition in his change of direction and is likely to have issues making the open field tackle on the next level. Play speed is below average. Will have problems effectively chasing runners headed to the perimeter. Tape filled with diving tackle attempts that are likely to turn into misses against better competition. Instincts are below average and it can take him time to find the ball.
    BOTTOM LINE Kelsey has decent size, but he is lacking in the necessary functional speed and athleticism teams look for in draftable linebackers. He is a two-down linebacker who lacks the man-cover talent to play on third downs in the league and his best hope may be to land on a practice squad. Becoming a special teams ace might have to be Kelsey’s door into the league.
    -Lance Zierlein

  • wa_steel

    He says he’s going to Texans

  • deuce_seven

    Jerome Lane

  • Matt Manzo

    Special Teams demon!

  • Matt Manzo

    Wow!

  • Matt Manzo

    Did Nickerson Jr. get drafted?!

  • Steelers12

    No sir

  • Jason Vancil

    Shell can play. Just don’t see much need for a RB now.

  • Matt Manzo

    Blount and Nickerson battling it out for ILB would be awesome!

  • Steelers12

    leave no stone unturn

  • Steelers12

    yeah but alex seems to think we done with free agents, but things can always change

  • Steelers12

    yep and you never know, a small chance he could develop into more

  • Steelers12

    a lot of the top guys have yet to sign like Jerod Evans, Joe Mathis, Carroll Phillips and Hardy Nickerson. i wonder if this list above might change

  • Jason Vancil

    Agreed. I also think that OLineman from Ind. Pa might have something.

  • Steelers12

    nevermind phillips a jag

  • Steeler4l1f3

    Props on KD and Jaron Jones

  • Steeler4l1f3

    Excellent breakdown. We’ll done.

  • Matt Manzo

    I’d sign Hardy and Evans! And Mathis!

  • Matt Manzo

    Obviously!

  • Matt Manzo

    Is Orndoff a Spaeth type?

  • Steelers12

    Logan Paulsen is what i am seeing on websites

  • jeffjb292

    I am not the biggest foster guy I think he his good but if a young guy like cooper can push or take his place I am all for it again I am ok with foster I would just like a left guard who is at least a little more athletic

  • TroymanianDevil

    He would’ve been worth it to sign and hope his foot was ok, oh well

  • TroymanianDevil

    haha actually I was wrong on this. He didn’t sign with them, just interest. He’s still deciding

  • John

    How about the georgia tech linemen we brought in for visits at the end?

  • LucasY59

    maybe next yr

  • Applebite

    Well…if the Steelers sign Evans, they might be embarrassed to find out he has as much potential, and perhaps more so than Dobbs, Not sure that’s going to happen, lol.

    But it’s a shame that Evans went undrafted. My understanding, from what I read on Youtube, was that he left early because he has a family member that needed help with medical bills that were growing out of control, so he declared. Will have to go find that story.

  • jeffjb292

    I’d take that

  • LucasY59

    they could at least give them a rookie mini camp tryout

  • LucasY59

    the FO is done, they announced who they signed (and have to cut about 9 guys I believe, to get to 90)

  • LucasY59

    undersized and slow, bad combo

  • LucasY59

    think they were 82 pre draft? so 8 picks fills the roster, and 9 guys will have to be cut to fit the UDFAs

  • Jason

    JavancyJones‏ @TheRealJavJones 32m32 minutes ago
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    Will reveal where I’m going tomorrow!

  • SoCal Steeler

    Like the Cooper signing. The rest I either don’t know anything about or are just training camp bodies or even get replaced before we get that far, lol.

  • Thomas

    So…we’re 1 injury away from starting some replacement level players at safety, linebacker and TE and we felt it was important to secure a QB and a longsnapper. guess we can try and beat the Pats the year after next year…you know whatever depth weakspot is showing at the end of the season as a result they will just hit over and over and over all the way to their next superbowl.

  • Rick McClelland

    Gotta love the UDFA’s. I root for you guys every year. Time to crank up your A game Harrison style. Show them why you deserve a roster spot.

  • Dr. Funkenstein

    Keep an eye on Kallon. Pre draft visit, and dude has a Sparq score of 129.9

  • Steelers12

    nothing more than a special team ace

  • Steelers12

    but they wont because they dont wanna spend on signing bonuses

  • Stuck in Ravens country

    I wonder why Tyler Orlosky from West Virginia wasn’t picked up on UDFAs. CBS Sports projected him to go in the 3rd round (98th overall). He must be worth bringing in.

    Never mind… he was picked up by Philadelphia.

  • Luneth Gardens

    I just looked, he’s still not signed. That doesn’t bode well. I thought the Steelers tried 3x to bring him in for a visit and he bailed all 3x. To me that says character issues. Maybe he’s got some personal issues going on right now to deal with . ?

  • Michael Conrad

    Webb,Shell,Orandoff,kallon have a chance to get on practice squad

  • LucasY59

    try outs dont cost anything from what I understand (unless they sign a player after the tryout) the WR Tucker was brought in that way last yr

  • Steelers12

    im talking high priory undrafted free agents similar to Jerod Evans and Joe Mathis. They are getting a signing bonus

  • LucasY59

    NFL dot com shows both of them as still being available, other reports show conflicting info on Mathis being signed by the Cowboys or just being offered a Tryout, and I cant find anything on Evans getting signed, so I dont thing either were High priority (but Im surprised by that)

  • Steelers12

    Being signed now doesn’t mean anything because if you have a lot of offers you gotta weigh options. I read Mathis was going to texans and evans seattle

  • LucasY59

    how does it not mean anything? if they sign they sign, they cant flip-flop, it is a binding contract (they can take multiple offers, but the one they sign is a the one they are stuck with) *also the signing bonus’ for these guys are like 10k or less, so I dont think that is much of a factor either

  • TrappenWeisseGuy ;

    Yep, score a td and pile drive the db 🤡.