FOURTH ROUND (128th overall) _ Dan Moore Jr., OT, Texas A&M
FOURTH ROUND (140th overall) _ Buddy Johnson, LB, Texas A&M
FIFTH ROUND (156th overall) _ Isaiahh Loudermilk, DE, Wisconsin
SIXTH ROUND (216th overall) _ Quincy Roche, Edge, Miami
SEVENTH ROUND (245th overall) _ Tre Norwood, CB, Oklahoma
SEVENTH ROUND (254th overall) _ Pressley Harvin III, P, Georgia Tech
WHO THEY ARE: Moore (6-5, 315) started at left tackle for the past three seasons at Texas A&M (36 consecutive games) … Johnson (6-2, 240) started his last two seasons at Texas A&M (23 games) … Loudermilk (6-7, 274) started for the last three years at Wisconsin … Roche (6-3, 245) came out of Miami as a grad transfer after spending four seasons at Temple (one as a redshirt) and played a combined 49 college games (27 starts) … Norwood (6-0, 194) missed the 2019 season due to injury but bounced back and played 10 games in 2020, his third season with the Sooners … Harvin (5-11, 263) punted 210 times in four years at Georgia Tech.
WHAT THEY'VE DONE: Moore earned Second-Team All-SEC honors in 2020 … Johnson led Texas A&M in tackles the past two seasons, scored a defensive touchdown in each season (one fumble return, one interception return) and was a team captain in 2020. Johnson was a defensive signal caller for the Aggies and was also perceived as an off-the-field leader by the Texas A&M coaching staff, according to Dane Brugler of The Athletic. Johnson had four sacks, two forced fumbles, four passes defensed and an interception in 2020 … Loudermilk had eight career sacks at Wisconsin, including five in 12 games in 2019 (he played six, seven and six games in his other three seasons) … Roche had 13 sacks for Temple in 2019 and was named ACC Defensive Player of the Year. He blocked three kicks in his Temple career (two field goals and an extra point) and in 2017 he had a team-leading three forced fumbles. Roche had 4.5 sacks in 10 games in his only season at Miami and finished his college career with 30.5 sacks and 54 tackles for a loss … Norwood intercepted five passes in his last six games in 2020 and returned one for a touchdown in the Cotton Bowl … Harvin averaged 44.7 yards per punt for his career, including 48.0 in 2020.
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING: "This is a good football player in a very deep tackle draft. I think in some other years you're talking about this player being a second-round-type guy." _ NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah on Moore.
"He played pretty good against the first-round pick we got." _ Steelers inside linebackers coach Jerry Olsavsky on Johnson.
"I feel like I'm someone who can really make an impact on and off the field on the team. Being at Wisconsin, they really drill into us being smart and dependable. I really took that to heart so I feel like that's the type of person I am." _ Loudermilk to USA Today in April.
"This kid can flat out rush the passer." _ ESPN analyst Louis Riddick on Roche.
"I do know of Mike Hilton, kind of that Swiss Army Knife guy. That's something I feel I can do, as well." _ Norwood.
"We think we're a better team today than we were yesterday. That's always the goal coming out of this process." _ Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert.
WHERE THEY FIT: The Steelers envision Moore as a player capable of providing depth initially as a swing tackle because of his experience on the left side and his perceived capability to play on the right side … Johnson is considered to be an inside linebacker that can play downhill and cover on defense, and also contribute on special teams … Loudermilk has been a hand-in-the-ground defensive lineman at Wisconsin and projects as a 3-4 defensive end with position flexibility/versatility along the defensive front. He usually played between 285-295 pounds, shed weight for his Pro Day and has since begun putting weight back on, something he said the Steelers requested he continue to do … Roche will have an opportunity to assume the role of situational/rotational edge rusher Alex Highsmith fulfilled last season as a rookie … Norwood played all over the secondary at Oklahoma and took over as the nickel back as last season progressed. The Steelers have a potential opening at slot corner.