Finally, the 2021 NFL Draft is completed. After six total selections on Day 3, 8 more undrafted free agents, and a handful of rookie camp invitees the process is complete. With any new acquisition you know the fan base will react. Below you will find the best reactions to the Steelers 2021 Day three draft picks.
Dan Moore Jr., OT, Texas A&M
That's two zone-blocking run-first OL in Kendrick Green and now Dan Moore Jr. in back-to-back picks for the #Steelers. Clear message sent after drafting two skill position guys. First time since 1984 they got 4 straight offensive players. (Louis Lipps year). #NFLDraft— Christopher Carter (@CarterCritiques) May 1, 2021
Dan Moore Jr. was drafted with pick 128 of round 4 in the 2021 draft class. He scored a 8.98 RAS out of a possible 10.00. This ranked 118 out of 1143 OT from 1987 to 2021. https://t.co/Rgw9ZDlfxH #RAS #Steelers pic.twitter.com/0fsmweyKEY— Kent Lee Platte (@MathBomb) May 1, 2021
CONGRATULATIONS DAN MOORE JR.— Stacy Moore-Kelly (@StacyMooreKell1) May 1, 2021
Going to the STEELERS
So PROUD!!!! ☝ pic.twitter.com/06O2d88zY3
The Steelers filled all of their offensive holes with their first fourth round pick. Moore offers the Steelers great length, and a key developmental piece. Moore is another road grader, and one more piece in the puzzle of fixing the run game.
Buddy Johnson, ILB, Texas A&M
Steelers take LB Buddy Johnson— Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) May 1, 2021
1. Cowboy collar
2. First name 'Buddy'
3. Wears #1
The incomparable Steelers ILB coach Jerry Olsavsky on the team’s 4th-rd pick Buddy Johnson pic.twitter.com/Mb7u7FIh4s— Chris Adamski (@C_AdamskiTrib) May 1, 2021
Buddy Johnson’s momma with the ultimate draft day drip pic.twitter.com/cr47vFCosI— Lia Musgrave (@LiaMusgrave) May 1, 2021
Steelers covering all their needs. Buddy Johnson coming to the burgh!— Drew Hannis (@DrewHannis) May 1, 2021
The Steelers added another thumper to their inside linebacker room. This one was seen as a bit of a reach, but a near perfect fit. Being able to sit and learn behind a number of veterans will do him some good. —Side note don't you just love Coach Olsavsky what a clip
Isaiahh Loudermilk, DT, Wisconsin
"I'm from the south. You know they say defensive linemen are just like pretty women. There's not a lot of them, and everybody wants one. When you find a big guy like that, you want to get him." - #Steelers DL coach Karl Dunbar on 5th round pick Isaiah Loudermilk. #NFLDraft— Christopher Carter (@CarterCritiques) May 1, 2021
I love GMKC but there’s always that one pick every draft that you think he has a serious brain fart and you’re just thinking “what are you doing?!”. This was it.— Dylan F. Nasse (@Dylfreakinnasse) May 1, 2021
Steelers DC Keith Butler says fifth-round pick Isaiahh Loudermilk kind of reminds him of a young Cam Heyward. Obviously not as developed at this point, hence their vastly different draft spots, but he'll "learn a lot from" Heyward, Stephon Tuitt, etc.— Brian Batko (@BrianBatko) May 1, 2021
This pick caught everyone off guard. From the trade to get the pick to the pick itself this one came out of left field. The Steelers love Loudermilk, but to most of the fan base/media he was a relative unknown.
Quincy Roche, LB, Miami
Love the Steelers taking Quincy Roche there. Thought he was overrated when people were talking about him as a top 50 guy, but being on the board at 216? 4th rd grade from me, limited but savvy rusher with good physicality and competitive edge.— Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) May 1, 2021
HUUUUGE STEAL LETS FO— zach (@zachburgh) May 1, 2021
New Steelers pass rusher Quincy Roche, who grew up in Baltimore, with the line of the day— Jenna Harner (@JennaHarner11) May 1, 2021
"I'm in a house full of Ravens fans but I told my family I don't even want to see the color purple anymore. I have somebody dropping off a Terrible Towel tonight." #NFLDraft
Perhaps the biggest steal of the Steelers 2021 draft. I have yet to come across someone who didn't love the value and talent of Roche. Positivity flowed through the internet when this pick was announced.
Tre Norwood, CB, Oklahoma
Already better than Denzel ward and Marlon Humphrey. You love to see it. pic.twitter.com/M5HgMPkbKV— Aubrey Graham Cracker (@DmainEvent95) May 1, 2021
Good pick, guy can do everything on defense— (34-15-3) (@CrosbyWRLD) May 1, 2021
Steelers pick Oklahoma DB Tre Norwood, who could help fill depth needs at both CB and S. That's why I like the pick. Also had five interceptions last year.— Brian Batko (@BrianBatko) May 1, 2021
When the Steelers finally got a corner in the draft you could feel the fan base exhale simultaneously. Like Coach Mike Tomlin said he’s a Swiss army knife that can do a little bit of everything for this defense.
Pressley Harvin III, P, Georgia Tech
Important FYI: new Steelers punter Pressley Harvin III also throws dimes. pic.twitter.com/VLsLwsGD1Z— Field Yates (@FieldYates) May 1, 2021
Pressley Harvin III, just drafted by the Steelers, is:— Rodger Sherman (@rodger) May 1, 2021
—the first Black man ever to win the Ray Guy trophy (nation's best punter)
—an accomplished saxophone player
—surprisingly good at throwing!
—the heaviest punter ever drafted (256 pounds)
—your new favorite player https://t.co/dSxAvj8PC2
Possibly my favorite pick of the draft was a punter, yes you read that right. The kid has a rocket of a leg and the physique of a guard, sprinkled in with a sneaky throwing ability that will slow down even the most aggressive teams. This was a fun pick for much of Steelers Nation, and a kid we will likely grow to adore.
So with that the draft is over! What are your thoughts on these picks? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.