This years draft may have been one of the best i’ve ever seen in terms of who the Steelers drafted. First we traded up to fill a very big hole on our team and then we proceeded to fill the rest of our teams holes with some high quality college players. Now I will break down each of our draft picks in order.
Round 1, Pick #10
Devin Bush, LB, Michigan
One of my favorite college football players of all time who played on my favorite college football team being drafted to my favorite NFL team was all just too much at once for me in a good way. This was a very very smart pick for the Steelers and I expect a lot out of this team.
Round 3, Pick #66
Dionte Johnson, WR, Toledo
I wasn’t the biggest fan of this pick to begin with but with Antonio Brown gone we need some WR depth. There is also a ton of evidence showing that the Steelers know who to draft at the WR position so overall not a terrible pick.
Round 3, Pick #83
Justin Layne, CB, Michigan State
The Steelers need a lot of help in the secondary and this filled a big hole we had. This was a great pick all around.
Round 4, Pick #122
Benny Snell Jr., RB, Kentucky
In my opinion this was the steal of the draft. Snell was in serious heisman talks at certain points of the college football season and for him to go in the 4th round is just incredible. I think he’ll be a great fit on the steelers
Round 5, Pick #141
Zach Gentry, TE, Michigan
Another hole filler and a great one also. Gentry was very good at Michigan and I expect the same in Pittsburgh. I think Gentry will be our full time TE this year.
Round 6, Pick #175
Sutton Smith, LB, Northern Illinois
This was another steal in the draft. Smith was one of the best defensive players in college football this year and I expect him to perform the same in the NFL. This also fills another hole in the defense so it was an overall great pick.
Round 6, Pick #192
Isaiah Buggs, DT, Alabama
Buggs was very good in college at a very good school and I hope he does the same in the NFL. I don’t really know much about him since he was overlooked by Alabama’s star studded defense but I think he was a good pick for the Steelers.
Round 6, Pick #207
Ulysees Gilbert III, LB, Akron
Another LB just to get some depth on the defensive side so nothing much to say besides it was a solid pick.
Round 7, Pick #219
Derwin Gray, OT, Maryland
The Steelers already have one of the best offensive lines in the league so this pick was for some depth as well so an overall pretty good pick.
By Andrew Kalb