Chickillo, the third generation of Miami players that were drafted into the NFL in his family, was the 212th pick overall as the Steelers went defensive line with both of their sixth round selections. Just 13 picks before Chickillo, Pittsburgh selected Central Michigan defensive tackle Lerritus Walton to help bolster the Steelers D-line.
Highly touted out of high school, Chickillo's college production didn't match the hype. The 6'4'', 277-pound Chickillo recorded 124 tackles to go with 12 sacks in three seasons with the Hurricanes. Chickillo was quoted to say that, if put in the right system, he can thrive at the next level. The Steelers will give him that opportunity to see if his words are prophetic.
The Steelers still have holes to fill on their roster and will look to do so throughout the rest of Day 3 of the draft, as well as by signing undrafted free agents following the draft.
The Steelers have done a tremendous job drafted talent late in the draft which eventually turns into quality members of the current roster. Don't sleep on these late round draft picks the team is making.
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