The Steelers signed sixth-round draft pick Isaiah Buggs to a four-year contract. Buggs, who played at Alabama, was the team’s second of three sixth round picks, selected with the 192nd pick overall.
Buggs, a defensive end, is someone who defensive line coach Karl Dunbar is familiar with. Dunbar was the defensive line coach at Alabama and recruited Buggs from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College to play for the Crimson Tide.
“Very explosive guy who can get to the passer,” said Dunbar. “We were surprised he was still on the board. We jumped at the opportunity after filling other needs earlier in the draft. I think he is a good pass rusher over the guard.
“A guy who can play the four-eye and a guy who when we go to sub can get over the guard and center and be a productive player.”
Buggs played in 29 games in two seasons at Alabama, racking up 102 tackles, including 44 solo stops, 11 sacks, 17.5 tackles for a loss and three pass defenses. He also had two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
“He’s a great coach. He’s taught me everything I know, the ins and outs,” said Buggs of working with Dunbar again. “Great leader, and I’m just ready to go to work for him again.
“He knows I’m a hard worker. He knows I’m willing to do anything and everything to get the job done. And that’s what I’m going to do.”
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