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Steelers Select Akron ILB Ulysees Gilbert III In The Sixth-Round Of The 2019 NFL Draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers have selected Akron inside linebacker Ulysees Gilbert III in the sixth-round of the 2019 NFL Draft. It was the 207th pick overall in this year’s draft.

In the 51 total games that he played at Akron, Gilbert registered 358 total tackles of which 28.5 resulted in lost yardage with 9.5 of those being sacks. He also intercepted 3 passes during his college career, forced 2 fumbles, and had 8 total pass breakups. He wasn’t, however, invited to this year’s scouting combine.

As for the other notable player at Akron’s pro day, Davis, he measured in at the scouting combine at 6031, 243-pounds and ran his 40-yard-dash in 4.6-seconds. He did 19 reps on the bench in Indianapolis in addition to registering a vertical jump of 39-inches, a broad jump of 10’2″, a short shuttle time of 4.44-seconds, and a 3-cone time of 7.00-seconds.

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