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Mike Tomlin Focused On Calvin Austin’s Speed, Not His Height

Two things will get you a quick exit from the NFL. If you’re small and slow. If you’re only one of those things, you might have a chance. Fourth round pick WR Calvin Austin III certainly isn’t that physically imposing, “first guy off the bus” type of dude. But watch him run and it’s easy to understand why the Steelers are confident in his ability to make an impact.

Speaking with reporters Saturday afternoon via the team website, Mike Tomlin talked up Austin’s speed and downplayed his lack of size.

“Speed,” he told reporters when asked how small players gain an advantage.