Steelers pick Big 10 offensive lineman in 3rd round


Pittsburgh addresses offensive line needs by selecting Illinois guard Kendrick Green

Illinois running back Reggie Corbin (2) and offensive lineman Kendrick Green walk off the field after losing 49-20 to Wisconsin in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Madison, Wis.

(AP Photo/Andy Manis)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WKBN) – The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Illinois offensive lineman Kendrick Green with the 87th overall pick in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

Green finished his Fighting Illini career with 33 consecutive starts.

Green can play both guard and center. In his junior season, Green was a second team All-American selection by USA Today and a consensus Big Ten first team selection.

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