It's easy to go over the top with optimism or pessimism about any draft, but it's rarely as good or as bad as we think it could be. I’m going to try to give a tempered analysis of the players we drafted, hopefully helping us understand why we made some picks and keeping our expectations at a rational level.
Round Three: Bruce Davis 6’3, 252. 4.78 40, 19 BP
Davis didn't test well at the combine, but he knows how to get to the QB.
Passed on: DE/OLB Cliff Avril, DT’s Marcus Harrison, Dre Moore, and Red Bryant, OT Anthony Collins, CB Justin King
The name that jumps out is Avril, since he was rated higher on most draft sites and is exactly the same size and type of player. Avril’s combine numbers blow away
When this pick came around, I was looking for Dre Moore, but they passed on him.
After 2 no-brainers in the first 2 rounds, the Steelers made a more debatable pick with Bruce Davis. With no obvious BPA, they bypassed the DL prospects and honed in on a need for depth at OLB.