Texas A&M Football: Grading selection of each Aggie draft pick

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The Texas A&M Football team saw two players drafted to the Pittsburgh Steelers

OT Dan Moore Jr., 128th pick to the Pittsburgh Steelers: Dan Moore Jr. was arguably the best offensive lineman on a unit that was a finalist for the Joe Moore Award, given to the best offensive line in the country. He’s big, stays disciplined as a blocker, and is always searching for the next block.

That said, the Steelers needed a few offensive linemen in this draft and they may have waited a bit too long to start drafting them. After taking Kendrick Green, a center out of Illinois, they’d pick up Dan Moore Jr. in the fourth round. In time, he could step into a starting role, but for now, he’ll be on the bench. This was a solid pick for the Steelers, but nothing to phone home about.

Grade: B+

LB Buddy Johnson, 140th pick to the Pittsburgh Steelers: Buddy Johnson was a player who could have easily been drafted a couple of rounds earlier. The fact that he slipped all the way to the fourth round seems suspicious, as he was the leader of a strong Aggies defensive unit in two consecutive seasons.

I hate to keep giving such high grades to each pick, but this was an excellent pickup by the Steelers. Even though they probably weren’t planning on taking a linebacker this early, it was hard to pass up Johnson in this stage of the draft. He has the size, athleticism, and pass coverage capabilities to fit in immediately at the next level.

Grade: A+

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