Shazier ran an unofficial 4.36-second 40 yard dash at Ohio State’s pro day, but beating speedy receivers is legit. Wheaton, Brown and Coates all have recorded speed in the 4.4s.
The Steelers believe Shazier can be an All-Pro if he learns to use his speed on every play. Shazier has missed significant time due to injury in each of the last two seasons, but he found a rhythm late last season and finished the year with 87 tackles and two forced fumbles.
Once he gets the nuances of the position down and lets his instincts take over, watch out.