Steelers Sign Third-Round RB James Conner

Thursday was a busy day for the Pittsburgh Steelers when it comes to them signing draft picks to contracts.

Just hours after it was announced that sixth-round selection, long snapper Colin Holba, had signed his rookie contract, the team announced the signing of their second of two third-round selections, running back James Conner.

Conner’s four-year contract is expected to total out at around $3,106,288 and include a signing bonus of roughly $706,284 according to Over the Cap.

Conner, who played his college football at Pittsburgh, is now the fourth draft pick the Steelers have signed. The team had previously signed Holba in addition to fifth-round selection cornerback Brian Allen and seventh-round selection, outside linebacker Keion Adams.

The Steelers will likely sign a few more of their draft picks on Friday and ahead of the team’s annual rookie minicamp that will run through the weekend. The remaining unsigned draft picks are outside linebacker T.J. Watt, wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, cornerback Cameron Sutton and quarterback Joshua Dobbs.

  • Steve Johnson

    Awesome! Way to go F/O.

  • PaeperCup

    I think this is my favorite draft pick.

    Of course so was Shamarko Thomas in 2013

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    After watching the phone call and getting his name called, it’s my favorite pick too!

  • Matt Manzo

    Tee Martin was a favorite of mine!

  • Conserv_58

    Between Anthony Smith, (2003 draft) and Shamarko Thomas, (2013 draft) I would think that the Steelers may decide to steer clear of drafting Syracuse DB’s.

  • Conserv_58

    James Conner, T.J. Watt, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Josh Dobbs, and Cam Sutton were all proven leaders and role models with high character on their respective college teams. Those are desirable and admirable attributes that can not go understated or underappreciated as they develop. The Steelers already know that they won’t have to worry about these young guys slacking off or being negative influences in the locker room. These young men’s individual high character and work ethic will add to raising the bar of already high expectations. I hope that Colin Holba, Brian Allen and Keion Adams fully realize how fortunate they are to be selected by the Steelers. Success breeds success.

  • blue

    Conner is a touchdown machine.