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James Conner shedding weight prior to his NFL debut is good news for the Steelers

May 18th, 2017 at 6:43 AM
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If you’ve followed the Pittsburgh Steelers over the Mike Tomlin era, you have learned how NFL conditioning and NCAA conditioning are two completely different beasts. Most recently it was wide receiver Sammie Coates who was the recipient of the usual Tomlin sound byte.

When some college prospects come into the professional game, they think they are in shape, when in reality they have no idea what they are getting themselves into from a physical standpoint.

Bud Dupree talked about how he thought he would need to be bigger and stronger entering the NFL, when he learned quickly he needed to be lighter and faster to best NFL offensive tackles.

For Steelers third round draft pick James Conner, he has already learned this lesson, and don’t think for a second the fact he shared the UPMC Rooney Complex while at Pitt …

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Tags: Bud Dupree, NFL Scouting Combine, Pittsburgh Steelers, Sammie Coates

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