Carter’s Classroom: Rudolph’s escape-ability adds to arm


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Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State. - AP

The Steelers traded up to get Mason Rudolph in an attempt to find the heir to Ben Roethlisberger. Rudolph was considered to be a quarterback worthy of a first-round pick by some, but seemed to have a second-round grade by most.

At 6-foot-4, 235 lbs., Rudolph has the build teams look for in an NFL quarterback, and he combines that with a talented arm and the athleticism to throw on the run. In Roethlisberger's youth, the Steelers benefited from his ability to move about the backfield and launch the ball with accuracy.

Our first of multiple film studies on Rudolph observes his ability to extend the play with his legs while still being able to use his arm to strike all around the field:

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