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Ryan Shazier

25-Year-Old Linebacker – Pittsburgh Steelers

2017 Defensive Stats

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2017 Defensive Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

Perhaps the most athletic defender in the NFL, Shazier brings sub-4.4 speed on a 230-pound frame, but durability issues undermined him for the third year in a row in 2016, limiting him to 771 snaps in...

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2017 ADP:  132.26

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  9

HT: 6' 1"   WT: 230   DOB: 9/6/1992  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 19, 2017  –  Ryan Shazier News

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Shazier logged an efficient eight tackles (five solo) and one pass defended in Sunday's victory over the Vikings.

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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
2011 18 CFB 10 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
2012 19 CFB 12 - - - - 1 1 - - - - - -
2013 20 CFB 14 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
2014 21 PIT 9 36 24 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 22 PIT 12 87 55 32 3.5 4 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
2016 23 PIT 13 87 55 32 3.5 9 3 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
2017 24 PIT 2 15 9 6 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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#1 Inside Linebacker
  1. Ryan Shazier
  2. Steven Johnson
Pittsburgh Steelers

Snap Count Stats

132

Defensive Snaps in 2017

Ryan Shazier was on the field for 132 of his team's snaps on defense in 2017.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Ryan Shazier was on the field for 4 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Def ST
2015 667 57
2016 771 87
2017 132 4
Ryan Shazier 2017 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 66 2 7 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Min 66 2 8 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Chi
4 @Bal
5 Jax
6 @KC
7 Cin
8 @Det
9 BYE Bye Week
10 @Ind
11 Ten
12 GB
13 @Cin
14 Bal
15 NE
16 @Hou
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
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Ryan Shazier: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Shazier (hamstring) doesn't appear on Wednesday's injury report.

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Shazier (hamstring) was sidelined for the Steelers' preseason win over the Falcons on Sunday, Dale Lolley of the Observer-Reporter reports.

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Shazier (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports.

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Head coach Mike Tomlin said Thursday that Shazier (hamstring) has no timetable for a return, Chris Adamski of the Tribune-Review reports.

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Shazier (hamstring) left Thursday's practice early, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ray Fittipaldo reports.

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Shazier's fifth-year option, worth $8.7 million, was picked up by the Steelers on Monday, Ray Fittipaldo of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Shazier recorded five tackles (all solo) and an interception in Pittsburgh's 18-16 playoff win over Kansas City.

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Shazier totaled eight tackles (seven solo) and an interception in Pittsburgh's 27-24 overtime win against Cleveland on Sunday.

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2017

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2016

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 linebacker in the NFL as well as the one with the greatest combined upside for tackle and sack production. Limited to 667 snaps by a knee injury, Shazier finished 2015 with 87 tackles, 3.5 sacks and one interception. If you project those numbers over 1,100 snaps a reasonable projection if Shazier plays 16 games you'd get 143 tackles and 5.5 sacks. He has missed 11 games in two NFL seasons.

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.