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Mason McCormick ‘ready for anything’ with Steelers, regardless of position

Mason McCormick ‘ready for anything’ with Steelers, regardless of position

Primarily a left guard out of South Dakota State, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ new interior offensive lineman Mason McCormick is already on the move.

On the first day of the Steelers’ rookie minicamp at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on the South Side, McCormick worked primarily at right guard, a position he barely played while with the Jackrabbits.

While it remains to be seen if that’s his place moving forward, McCormick is game for anything when it comes to the Steelers and whatever his role may be.

“I’m ready to take on whatever they throw at me,” McCormick told reporters on the first day of rookie minicamp, according to the video via Aaron Becker on Twitter. “I just want to help the organization in any way I can.”

That’s largely McCormick’s mindset since the Steelers drafted him in the fourth round at 119th overall.

Although he was primarily a left guard in college, McCormick worked as a center for the Steelers before the draft. Now he’s getting work at right guard, initially in the Black and Gold.

Having 3,378 snaps at left guard seems like it would make the transition difficult for McCormick to change sides, but that’s not the case.

“At South Dakota State, they prepared me for everything,” McCormick said. “They wanted us to be as versatile as possible and I think that’s something that can help us all at this level.”

This will definitely help McCormick early on.

When the Steelers drafted him, it made sense that he could be the long-time answer at left or right guard with Isaac Seumalo being 31 and James Daniels entering the final year of his contract, as well as player of interior offensive line backing up Nate Herbig entering the finals. year of his contract as well.

McCormick’s versatility, whether at left, center or right guard, will be key. This should set him up for long-term success and will give Steelers offensive line coach Pat Meyer the ability to simply get the five best linemen on the field at once, regardless of their true position .