Round 3: Logan Wilson, LB, University of Wyoming
We took care of offense in round 2. Now it’s time to bolster the linebacking corps.
I’m a homer and proud of it. I attended the University of Wyoming in the Joe Tiller heyday of 1991-1995 and have followed Wilson’s career closely. He’s a whirling dervish of an inside linebacker and the only worry here is that his testing at the combine pushed him up other teams’ draft boards.
At 6’2″ and 241 lbs, the senior from Wyoming ran a 4.63-second 40-yard dash, a 7.07 second 3 cone drill (which we know from parsing the data is an important metric for the Steelers), and a 4.27-second short shuttle. These are comparable to elite linebackers like Devin White from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Wilson’s motor runs 24/7.
With this pick, the Steelers immediately shore up depth at inside linebacker and replace Matakevich’s special team’s prowess with better athleticism and the same nasty demeanor. Wilson has all the tools to drop with RB’s and TEs in coverage, which will lead to the Steelers starting him beside Devin Bush by year two. Then you’re set. The next decade at ILB will be fun to watch.