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Steelers rookie camp: ‘Best pick of the draft’

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

A few impressions from the Steelers’ rookie camp, Day 1, here on the sunny South Side …

>> The club had a lively, loud practice albeit without pads. No absences, injuries or other surprises. All according to schedule.

>> Jarvis Jones just looks like a 3-4 outside linebacker. Something to be said for that.

>> Le’Veon Bell … first thought you have is how young he looks. Only 21.

>> It was a session that meant almost nothing, but the guy who still leaps out at you is Shamarko Thomas, the fourth-round safety out of Syracuse. He closes like … well, a shark. All over the ball.

Couple of questions I asked the top two picks and videotaped for you …

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Author: Dejan Kovacevic

Dejan Kovacevic, a lifelong Pittsburgher, is an award-winning sports columnist for Trib Total Media covering the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, Pitt and, recently, his fourth Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He also appears on WPXI-TV's 'Subway Final Word’ and hosts a weekly show on TribLIVE Radio. For 2011, he was named one of the country's top four columnists by the AP Sports Editors. For 2012, he was named one of the country's top three columnists by the National Headliners. For 2013, he was named the state's top columnist by the Keystone Press Awards and top columnist in Western Pennsylvania by the Golden Quills.

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