Former Texas A&M Football LB Buddy Johnson will join Dan Moore Jr. on the Pittsburgh Steelers
The Pittsburgh Steelers must have watched a lot of Texas A&M Football, as they drafted two Aggies in the same round. 12 picks after they picked up Dan Moore Jr., they would select Buddy Johnson with the 140th overall pick, allowing for a reunion between former teammates.
Johnson would be the first defensive player taken by the Steelers in the 2021 NFL Draft and he might be another steal from College Station. As an inside linebacker, Johnson was the leader of one of the best defenses in the country in 2020.
He finished his junior year in 2019 with a team-high 77 tackles, 9 of which came for a loss, in 13 starts. He wouldn’t stop there, though, as his senior year would be even better. He’d cap off 2020 with a team-high 86 tackles in just ten games, a pick-six, and a couple of force fumbles. He was all over the field for Jimbo Fisher’s team.
Johnson has the athleticism and size that won’t require him to bulk up much for the next level. He’s built like an NFL linebacker already.
He can and will have an instant impact for a Steelers team that was in dire need of some strong linebacking play in 2020. Look for him to tear it up, collecting a ton of tackles at the next level.