DT Carlos Davis (7th round): B
The Steelers could have elected to address the nose tackle much sooner in the draft. Instead, they went with Nebraska defensive tackle Carlos Davis in round seven. Davis is a big man at 6’2” and 313 pounds, and his 4.82 40-yard dash is among the 96th percentile for interior defenders.
Still, there are a lot of flaws in his game, and many protected him to be a priority free agent. Davis plays too straight up and down and isn’t always quick off the ball. He earned 4.0 sacks in 2019, but he’s never had more than 4.5 tackles for a loss in any season. Still, I’m fine with the Steelers betting on the athletic upside of Davis, and he may be able to push someone like Dan McCullers for a final roster spot.
It’s far too early to give an accurate grade on the Steelers 2020 draft selections, but collectively, they look a bit underwhelming on paper. However, we will give them a few years to prove their worth and revisit their grades on a later date.