The Pittsburgh Steelers have selected Alabama defensive lineman Isaiah Buggs in the sixth-round of the 2019 NFL Draft. It was the 192nd pick overall in this year’s draft.
Art the combine, Buggs measured in at 6031, 306-pounds with 31 1/4-inch arms and 9 1/4-inch hands. He ran the 40-yard dash in 5.15-seconds, did 20 reps on the bench, and had a vertical jump of 24.5-inches to go along with an 8’00” broad jump.
Buggs, a Senior Bowl participant this year, is a player that Steelers defensive line coach Karl Dunbar likely knows a little bit about as he coached him one year at Alabama in 2017. While Buggs is a bit undersized in height when it comes to traditional 3-4 defensive ends, it helps him some when he fires out of his stance properly. In his two seasons at Alabama, Buggs registered 102 total tackles of which 17.5 of them resulted in lost yardage. 11 of those were sacks and he had two forced fumbles and 3 passes defensed in 29 games played in of which he started 28 of them. Buggs played up and down the defensive line at Alabama and even some over the center.