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Ryan Shazier

24-Year-Old Linebacker – Pittsburgh Steelers

2016 Defensive Stats

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2016 Defensive Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

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2016 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  8

STATUS:  Questionable     INJURY:  Knee      THU PRACTICE:   DNP
HT: 6' 1"   WT: 230   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.

September 28, 2016  –  Ryan Shazier News

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Shazier (knee) did not participate in Wednesday's practice.

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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
2015 23 Pit 12 87 55 32 3.5 4 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
2016 24 Pit 3 20 12 8 0 2 1 0 1 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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#1 Inside Linebacker

Snap Count Stats

153

Defensive Snaps in 2016

Ryan Shazier was on the field for 153 of his team's snaps on defense in 2016.

11

Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Ryan Shazier was on the field for 11 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Def ST
2014 258 58
2015 667 57
2016 153 11
Ryan Shazier 2016 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 @Was 44 4 6 5 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 Cin 76 4 12 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Phi 33 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 KC
5 NYJ
6 @Mia
7 NE
8 BYE Bye Week
9 @Bal
10 Dal
11 @Cle
12 @Ind
13 NYG
14 @Buf
15 @Cin
16 Bal
17 Cle

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:   230 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 (knee) is uncertain for Sunday's game against Kansas City, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports.

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Shazier had a team-high 11 tackles (five solo) in Pittsburgh's 24-16 win over Cincinnati on Sunday.

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Shazier (knee) is in the Steelers' lineup for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

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Shazier (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals, but should be healthy enough to play, Dale Lolley of The Observer-Reporter reports.

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Shazier (knee) was a limited participant during Thursday's practice.

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Shazier (knee) will not practice Wednesday, but the Steelers are optimistic their starting linebacker will be ready for Week 2's divisional matchup against the Bengals, NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala reports.

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The Steelers are hopeful Shazier (knee) will only be day-to-day, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.

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Shazier left Monday's game against Washington in the fourth quarter with a knee injury.

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Shazier will be held out of Thursday's preseason finale against the Panthers, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

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 snaps in nine games, and his stats were predictably disappointing. Still, Shazier is the most athletic linebacker in the league, possessing sub-4.4 speed and excellent blitzing skills. The Steelers wouldn't have picked Shazier so high if they didn't plan to make him a three-down player, so it's likely just a matter of time before he explodes.

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.