Steelers Sign Sixth-Round Picks DE Isaiah Buggs & OLB Sutton Smith

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Tuesday that they’ve signed sixth-round picks DE Isaiah Buggs and OLB Sutton Smith to four-year deals.

These are the first of the Steelers’ nine draft picks to sign their rookie deals:

Round Pick Team Player Pos. College Note
1. 10. PIT Devin Bush LB Michigan  
3. 66. PIT Diontae Johnson WR Toledo  
3. 83. PIT Justin Layne CB Mich. State  
4. 122. PIT Benny Snell RB Kentucky  
5. 141. PIT Zach Gentry TE Michigan  
6. 175. PIT Sutton Smith OLB NIU Signed
6. 192. PIT Isaiah Buggs DT Alabama Signed
6. 207. PIT Ulysees Gilbert ILB Akron  
7. 219. PIT Derwin Gray G Maryland  

Buggs, 23, was selected with the No. 192 overall pick in the sixth round by the Steelers. He’s projected to sign a four-year, $2,667,294 contract that includes a $147,294 signing bonus.

During his college career at Alabama, Buggs recorded 103 tackles, 17.5 tackles for a loss, 11 sacks, two forced fumbles, a recovery and three pass defenses over the course of two seasons and 28 games.

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