Breaking Down the Steelers 2019 Draft Class

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

 

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