One of the most beloved athletes in Oklahoma State Football history has a new home in the NFL. Mason Rudolph was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2nd round of the NFL Draft tonight.
Rudolph threw for over 13,000 yards and 92 touchdowns in his prolific career at Oklahoma State, etching his legacy in stone in Stillwater. Although Rudolph slid out of the first round, he will have an opportunity to learn in a system that fits his skills well. That’s an added benefit to sliding a bit in the draft: You’re probably playing for a better team. To put the cherry on top, he joins James Washington who was drafted by Pittsburgh in the second round.
Rudolph had been connected to teams like the Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota, the New York Giants, and many others before eventually finding his home in Pittsburgh.
Much is left to be learned about how Rudolph fits into the plans for the Steelers, but his pro comparison has always been Ben Roethlisberger. It’s assured that he will come in with a great chance to learn before eventually being handed the ropes.