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Tech's Dwyer falls to sixth round
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PITTSBURGH — The most intriguing of the Pittsburgh Steelers seven picks happened Saturday when Jonathan Dwyer, a productive runner at Georgia Tech in need of polishing, was chosen in the sixth round. Seen as a possible second- or third-round pick by some scouts, Dwyer experienced one of the steepest freefalls of any draft pick.

“There are some things he needs to work on,” running backs coach Kirby Wilson said.

Getting into the end zone isn’t one of them. The 5-foot-11, 229-pound Dwyer rushed for 3,329 yards, a 6.4 yards per carry average and 35 touchdowns in Georgia Tech’s triple-option offense.

“I was surprised I lasted that long, but I’m glad the Steelers believed in me,” Dwyer said.

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