The Pittsburgh Steelers selected former Alabama DL Isaiah Buggs in Round 6 of the 2019 NFL Draft, making him one of 10 Crimson Tide athletes to be picked.
Now, it appears the team has signed Buggs to his first NFL contract, so he can get to work playing for former Alabama DL coach Karl Dunbar.
Per a release from the Steelers, Buggs has agreed to a four-year deal. Dunbar is thrilled to be working with Buggs once again:
“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.”
In two years with the Tide, Buggs had 103 total tackles (17.5 for a loss) and 11 sacks. Now he has his first NFL contract and will be eager to prove himself in the pro ranks.