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Ryan Shazier

24-Year-Old Linebacker – Pittsburgh Steelers

2015 Defensive Stats

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87

Sacks

3.5

Int

1

FF

2

TD

0

2016 Defensive Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Shazier is the greatest injury risk on the list so far, but his upside is the sort that can swing championships in IDP leagues. It's likely true that Shazier is both the most athletic starting linebac...

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2016 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  8

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.

January 17, 2016  –  Ryan Shazier News

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Shazier totaled seven tackles (six solo) in the Steelers’ loss to the Broncos on Sunday. He finished with 20 tackles in two post season games.

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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
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Ryan Shazier – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

667

Defensive Snaps in 2015

Ryan Shazier was on the field for 667 of his team's snaps on defense in 2015.

57

Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Ryan Shazier was on the field for 57 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Def ST
2014 258 58
2015 667 57
Ryan Shazier 2015 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 @NE 58 11 7 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 SF 74 1 15 11 4 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
3 @StL
4 Bal
5 @SD
6 Ari
7 @KC 59 9 4 3 1 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Cin 67 6 8 6 2 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Oak 64 8 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
10 Cle 50 5 6 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Sea 11 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Ind 45 2 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @Cin 46 3 7 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Den 64 3 6 3 3 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Bal 67 3 13 6 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 @Cle 62 4 7 3 4 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @Cin 0 0 13 9 4 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
Playoffs @Den 0 0 7 6 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:   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 had a team-high 13 tackles (nine solo) and a fumble recovery Saturday in the Steelers’ win over the Bengals.

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Shazier had seven tackles (three solo), including a half sack in Pittsburgh’s win over Cleveland on Sunday.

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Shazier led the team with 13 tackles (five solo) in Pittsburgh’s loss to Baltimore on Sunday.

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Shazier (knee) recorded six tackles (three solo) and an interception in Pittsburgh’s win over Denver on Sunday.

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Shazier (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Broncos, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Shazier (concussion) is active for Sunday’s game against the Colts.

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Shazier is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Colts.

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Shazier (concussion) practiced fully Thursday.

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Shazier (concussion) was limited in practice Wednesday.

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Shazier (knee) is active Sunday against the Seahawks.

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The Steelers list Shazier (knee) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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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.