The Pittsburgh Steelers need to add to their defensive line, and their pass rush. With this being general knowledge, there is no shock then the team sat down to have a formal interview with Penn State defensive end Carl Nassib.
Nassib was the recipient of a fairy tale Senior season where the 6-foot 6-inch end registered 15.5 sacks his last season, his first year as a starter.
Steelers, in search of young DEs, met with Penn State DE and Lombardi Award winner Carl Nassib on Saturday. He led nation with 15 1/2 sacks— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) February 27, 2016
The inexperience Nassib has shouldn't down play the tremendous season he had in 2015. When comparing his statistics to Joey Bosa, who most consider the best pass rusher in this crop of prospects, the comparison is certainly valid.
15 For a Loss
19.5 For a Loss
Say what you want about the competition both faced, the numbers don't lie. Many project Nassib to be a 2nd or 3rd round draft selection, and if the Steelers would be able to lock up the monstrous Nassib in the early rounds, it would do more than add depth along the defensive line, it would give Keith Butler another weapon in his arsenal. Even If here were to simply be used as a spot player his rookie season, it would give the Steelers a chance to get Cameron Heyward or Stephon Tuitt off the field if they wanted.
Nassib is a player fans should keep an eye on as the Draft process just begins to unfold.