Steelers Select: Ben Roethlisberger

The Pittsburgh Steelers have selected QB Ben Roethlisberger of Miami ( Oh ).

Ben Roethlisberger
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6'5'
Weight: 242
College: Miami (OH)
Hometown: Findlay, Ohio

Three-year starter who is regarded among the elite of college football. Blessed with the size of a linebacker and the mobility of a tailback, this excellent field leader has drawn comparisons to former Buffalo Bills great Jim Kelly for his ability to remain cool under pressure and strike from anywhere on the field. In 38 games, he rewrote virtually every school game, season and career passing records. Completed 854 of 1,304 passes (65.5 percent) for 10,829 yards, 84 touchdowns and 34 interceptions.

Positives:Has everything you look for in a franchise signal caller physically...Great arm...Quick Release...Very accurate...Ideal size...Is more athletic than given credit for...Can make all the throws...Can throw on the run...A true field general.

Negatives: You really can't question the level of competition in the Mid-American conference anymore...Must work on reading defenses...Won't beat you with his feet...Has been known to telegraph his throws by staring down his intended target.

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