Isaiah Buggs says he feels underrated, eager to prove doubters wrong at NFL Combine
Isaiah Buggs had a big year for the Alabama Crimson Tide in 2018, recording 52 tackles and 9.5 sacks.
The talented defensive lineman still isn’t getting much buzz ahead of the 2019 NFL Draft, though, and he’s trying to change that.
Buggs said he feels like he’s been overlooked, and hopes NFL teams go to his game tape to properly rate him (via AL.com):
“I’ve been doubted some,” Buggs said. “I feel underrated, but I don’t have control over that. I know I am a great player, my film shows it. I am an all-around player, and can play anywhere up front and get the job done. I just have to trust in God and believe everything is going to work out. … It’s just motivation. When somebody says you can’t do it, it’s like a switch goes on to let them know, I can do it.”
Buggs only did 20 reps in the bench press and ran a subpar 5.15-second 40-yard dash, so he’ll need to have a big pro day to raise his stock.
However, he’s right — his game film was stellar this past season, so we’ll see how NFL teams rate him over the next couple of months.