The Pittsburgh Steelers were walking into the fourth round of the 2021 NFL draft with only two fourth-round draft picks. That was until they decided to trade their 2022 fourth-round draft pick to the Miami Dolphins while acquiring their 156th draft pick overall. With their extra pick the Steelers decided to draft defensive lineman Isaiahh Loudermilk from Wisconson.
Steelers defensive line coach Karl Dunbar is very excited to draft Isaiahh Loudermilk during the 2021 NFL draft. Going into the 2021 season Dunbar is expecting Loudermilk to play everything from a five-technique to a zero-nose. He fits the mold of becoming a Pittsburgh Steelers and Dunbar called him a 'strapping young man.'
Karl Dunbar on drafting Loudermilk: "To get a kid with this kind of size and height in the fifth round is a really great gift for the Steelers."
Versatility was the biggest reason why the Steelers decided to trade up and pick Loudermilk. The only bad thing is he wears Cam Heyward's number 97 and Dunbar says he will not be giving him Cam Heyward's number. That belongs to Cam. Loudermilk did play with TJ Watt as a freshman at Wisconson. So he will walk into the Steelers locker room and see at least one familiar face.
Loudermilk on being drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers: "It means so much to me, especially to be a part of an organization like this," said Loudermilk. "I know traditionally it's a great defense. I still have so many emotions going on. It's a team a grew up watching a little bit when I first started watching football, so I am excited to have this opportunity."