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2019 NFL Draft Grades: Grading the Steelers second pick of the 6th round Isaiah Buggs

With the 192nd pick of the 2019 NFL Draft the Pittsburgh Steelers select Alabama DE/DT Isaiah Buggs.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers just used their second pick of the sixth round to select a talented defensive lineman, Alabama big man Isaiah Buggs. Buggs is a quandary wrapped in an enigma. As many questions as there is answers. Buggs has the ability to make a impact with the Steelers, but does he have the requisite motivation? It really is all up to him.

First of all, what is his positional fit with the Steelers? Conditioning could very well determine his level of impact with the Steelers. Fatigue can make cowards of us all, and Buggs struggled with conditioning during his time at Alabama. He was dominate in spurts, but tired easily. If he added a little weight, he could prove to be a traditional run stuffing 3-4 nose tackle with some pass rush ability. If he dropped a few pounds, he could play DE and move inside to rush the passer. It will be very intriguing to see what the Steelers plans are for the young man. Buggs selection should help light a fire under a Shade Tree to say the least. The selection could also be viewed as insurance in case the Gravedigger eventually decides he is being miscast as a 3-4 nose tackle.

Isaiah Buggs is a low risk, high reward selection and offers tremendous upside. The future really is up to him. He has the necessary talent to succeed.

Therefore I am giving the Isaiah Buggs selection a grade of A.

What overall grade do you give the selection? Please vote in the attached poll and explain why in the comments section below.

Welcome to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Isaiah Buggs! From all of us at Steelers Nation!


What overall grade do you give the Pittsburgh Steelers second pick of the sixth round Isaiah Buggs?

This poll is closed

  • 32%
    A = Excellent selection
    (414 votes)
  • 36%
    B = Above average selection
    (465 votes)
  • 23%
    C = Solid pick
    (294 votes)
  • 5%
    D = Below average selection
    (69 votes)
  • 1%
    F = Terrible selection
    (19 votes)
1261 votes total Vote Now