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Ryan Shazier

23-Year-Old Linebacker – Pittsburgh Steelers

2014 Defensive Stats

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2015 Defensive Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

The Steelers had high expectations for Shazier when they selected him 15th overall last year, but nagging injuries wrecked his rookie season. An ankle sprain and a sprained MCL limited him to 258 snap...

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2015 ADP:  177.47

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  11

HT: 6' 1"   WT: 237   DOB: 1/14/1992  College: Ohio State  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Ryan Shazier Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $9.507 million contract with the Steelers in June of 2014.

December 30, 2014  –  Ryan Shazier News

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Shazier recorded six tackles (four solo) in Pittsburgh’s 27-17 win over Cincinnati on Sunday night.

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Ryan Shazier NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2014 22 Pit 9 36 24 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Ryan Shazier – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

258

Defensive Snaps in 2014

Ryan Shazier was on the field for 258 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

58

Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Ryan Shazier was on the field for 58 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2014 258 58
Ryan Shazier 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 Cle 59 17 6 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Bal 63 11 11 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Car 27 7 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 TB
5 @Jax
6 @Cle
7 Hou
8 Ind 30 0 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Bal 17 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @NYJ
11 @Ten
12 NO
13 @Cin 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Atl 4 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 KC 20 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Cin 38 6 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Bal 0 0 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Ryan Shazier  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 1"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   237 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.35 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   4.21 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   6.91 sec
GREAT
Arm Length:   32.38 in
AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.00 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   42 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   130 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   25 reps
GOOD
Pittsburgh Steelers Team Injury Report
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Ryan Shazier: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Shazier (ankle) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Ralph Paulk of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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It looks like Shazier is good to go for Sunday. He's still very risky as an IDP though, as he recorded just nine tackles in his last three games and no other stat to speak of. He is still a major part of the Steelers' long-term plans on defense, but he shouldn't be expected to reliably deliver much value for the rest of his rookie year.
Shazier (ankle) practiced fully Wednesday, the Steelers' official site reports.

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Shazier (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Redskins, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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Shazier (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints, ESPN reports.

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Shazier missed the previous two games with an ankle injury he suffered against the Ravens on Nov. 2, but was a full participant in practice Friday. He was also a full participant Wednesday, but was downgraded to a limited participant Thursday, likely leading to his questionable designation. The fact that he got in two full sessions should make him a lean towards playing Sunday.
Shazier (ankle) was limited at practice Thursday, ESPN.com reports.

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Shazier (ankle) will not play in Monday's game against the Titans, Bob Labriola of the Steelers' website reports.

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Shazier (ankle) will not play Sunday against the Jets, ESPN reports.

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Shazier sustained an ankle injury over the weekend and will now miss his fifth game of the season due to injury. With Shazier out, Sean Spence figures to fill an expanded role in the Steelers' defense.
The ankle injury suffered by Shazier on Sunday doesn't appear serious, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

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Shazier suffered a right ankle injury during Sunday's game against the Ravens and is doubtful to return, Dale Lolley of The Washington Observer-Reporter reports.

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2014

Although Shazier is only a rookie, there are many reasons to think he'll make a big IDP impact in his first season in Pittsburgh. First, the Steelers didn't take him 15th overall to bring him along slowly – Shazier should play almost all of Pittsburgh's defensive snaps in 2014. Second, he has a remarkable combination of size and athleticism, boasting 4.4 speed at 6-1, 237-pounds. Third, he was incredibly productive at Ohio State, registering 258 tackles (40.5 for a loss), 12 sacks and seven forced fumbles in his final 26 games with the Buckeyes. The Steelers like to blitz their inside middle linebackers, and Shazier looks like one of the best. He might put up Daryl Washington-like numbers early on in his career.