Per Kellis Robinett, who's done a fantastic job covering B.J. Finney's waiting process this weekend and who will likely have a must-read story later, the Wildcat center has agreed to a free-agent deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
B.J. Finney says he is headed to the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent. Very excited about it.— Kellis Robinett (@KellisRobinett) May 2, 2015
B.J. Finney says the Steelers promised him a shot to start at guard. Pittsburgh is his favorite team. Fighting back tears as he explains.— Kellis Robinett (@KellisRobinett) May 2, 2015
Finney, one of the greatest stories in K-State history, will probably shift to guard for the Steelers, who already have Pro Bowler Maurkice Pouncey handling snaps. Finney's journey from a walk-on who only had the financial resources to pay his way for one year to try and earn his scholarship to a four-year starter at center for the Wildcats is well-documented, and honestly says more about him than any technical draftnik profile can.
Indeed, is there any matchup of player and organizational personality better than B.J. Finney and the no-nonsense, hard-working, everyman brand of the Pittsburgh Steelers? It's hard to imagine. If you missed our pre-draft breakdown on Finney, correct that mistake, and also be sure to check out our colleagues at Behind the Steel Curtain in the coming days for their reaction.