Needless to say, the players eligible for the NFL Draft face enormous scrutiny before and after the event. Journalists and fans want to know everything there is to know about the team’s prospects or free agents.
The Pittsburgh Steelers signed nine players to undrafted free agent contracts after the draft. Among them were TE Paul Butler and CB Aaron Terry, who both played their college football at the California University of Pennsylvania.
Butler was obviously glad he got signed by the Steelers, but says he is “never complacent. I feel like I have a lot to prove.” He believes he is the complete tight end Pittsburgh needs: “I can block in the trenches and I can extend the field always finding a way to make a catch. I’ve always played with a major chip on my shoulder which gives me an edge.” He also added that he is looking forward to working with LB James Harrison, namely because of his work ethics.
Aaron Terry defines himself as “a very versatile player, able to play the cornerback position and safety.” He is also excited to be part of the Steelers organization: “The fact that I have the opportunity to be able to continue to play football at the professional level excites me.” He went as far as saying that he can take Antonio Brown one on one: “Yes, I do believe I can take him on. I have no doubt in my abilities, he is a very great receiver and actually one of my favorite players, so I am happy that I get to compete against him.”
Both players will have the opportunity to prove themselves during the Steelers’ training camp, in August.
The complete interview is available here.
Source: Behind the Steel Curtain · Photo Credit: Keystone press agency