The new Mount Washington? Rookie tight end brings unusual size, skill set to Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers rookie tight end Darnell Washington may symbolize his team’s “go big” philosophy. The Steelers selected the 6-foot-8 Washington in the third round of the NFL draft, won over by his unusual skill set. Washington made a name for himself as one of the best blocking tight ends in the country while playing at the University of Georgia. He expects to become a bigger part of the passing game in Pittsburgh, which is building around second-year quarterback Kenny Pickett.

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