The Pittsburgh Steelers had two-thirds of their draft choices on the final day of the 2020 NFL draft. With two draft picks early on with a couple of fourth-round selections, the Steelers also added players in the sixth and seventh rounds.
Once the picks were announced, of course social media exploded! Some with happiness and joy, but also some with angst and frustration. Nonetheless, it is time to take a look at what was said on social media from the Steelers organization, owners, coaches, teammates and former Steelers as they welcomed Anthony McFarland Jr., Kevin Dotson, Antoine Brooks Jr., and Carlos Davis.
Check out the responses below, and remember this story will be updated as more players take to social media to talk about the pick, and their thoughts on it.
Remember to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the black-and-gold as they continue to shape their roster following the 2020 NFL Draft.
RB Anthony McFarland— PFF PIT Steelers (@PFF_Steelers) April 25, 2020
During his freshman season, 39 of his 131 carries went for 10 or more yards. In total, he ran for 1,033 yards on 131 attempts.
He did have 3 fumbles, which isn’t exactly ideal on as few carries as he had, but the explosiveness made up for those mistakes. pic.twitter.com/V1tTx5rlaX
Anthony McFarland's OC in 2018 was Matt Canada. Says it means a lot to him that he's with the Steelers now. Says he's father figure to him.— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) April 25, 2020
"Every time I see Matt Canada I pick his brain because I know he knows right from wrong."
New #Steelers RB RB Anthony McFarland Jr. says he is 100% healthy now after suffering a high ankle sprain during Week 2 last year with Maryland.— Missi Matthews (@missi_matthews) April 25, 2020
Faulkner says the 2018 tape bodes well for McFarland, and adds if he had a healthy 2019 season, he would've been a higher pick in this year's draft. Says he's a steal at this point in the draft.— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) April 25, 2020
Anthony McFarland (@AnttMacc_) told us last summer that Devin Bush delivered the funniest trash talk he's heard.— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) April 25, 2020
Any memory of what you told your new @steelers teammate after one of these tackles, @_Dbush11? pic.twitter.com/Lv0lfBSqRi
Louisiana RG Kevin Dotson (75) shouldn've had a combine invite. Strong as a bull and plays through the whistle. Takes a defender several yards down the field before tossing him to the ground on this play. pic.twitter.com/ueEGC0xOIn— Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) February 24, 2020
Steelers land the highest graded run-blocking guard in the NFL Draft, Kevin Dotson pic.twitter.com/RztDjSlG5x— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) April 25, 2020
Kevin Dotson said he followed the @steelers since he was five years old. He said @JeromeBettis36 was his favorite player and all of his passwords used to have '36' at the end. Also said the family has a @steelers mancave. #SteelersDraft— Teresa Varley (@Teresa_Varley) April 25, 2020
Shaun Sarrett added that coaching assistant Blaine Stewart worked with Kevin Dotson at the East–West Shrine Bowl and Coach Karl Dunbar's son works at Louisiana and they both raved about him. #SteelersDraft— Missi Matthews (@missi_matthews) April 25, 2020
Steelers take the first player not invited to the combine, G Kevin Dotson out of La-Lafayette. Was voted to AP All-American team, was at the Shrine Bowl but not invited to the Senior Bowl or combine.— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) April 25, 2020
Kevin Dotson might be the best OG in this class when it's all said and done.— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) April 25, 2020
Steelers land the highest-graded safety in run-defense— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) April 25, 2020
Maryland's Antoine Brooks Jr. pic.twitter.com/rCjdr2F0E5
Antoine Brooks says he would've been an underdog quarterback somewhere if he hadn't gotten hurt in high school.— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) April 25, 2020
"After you get hurt like that, you don't want to be quarterback anymore."
#Steelers Teryl Austin on new S Antoine Brooks: He's a really good physical player who can play everywhere...the biggest thing I like about him is he's always around the ball.— Missi Matthews (@missi_matthews) April 25, 2020
Steelers end the draft with DT Carlos Davis of Nebraska on the seventh round (232nd overall). Davis is 6-foot-2, 313 pounds, but distinguished himself at the NFL combine by running a 4.82 in the 40— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) April 25, 2020