Steelers sign sixth-round picks Smith, Buggs

The Steelers signed two of their nine 2019 draft picks Tuesday, agreeing to terms on four-year deals with linebacker Sutton Smith and defensive tackle Isaiah Buggs

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Smith was the first of the team's three sixth-round draft picks. A defensive end at Northern Illinois, Smith was a two-time MAC Defensive Player of the Year, recording a combined 29 sacks the past two seasons.

The Steelers will convert Smith, the 175th pick in the draft, to outside linebacker.

Buggs was the Steelers' second pick in the sixth-round, the 192nd overall pick in the draft. He projects as a defensive tackle in the NFL but played tackle and end in Alabama's defense, recording 9.5 sacks and 13.5 tackles-for-loss for the Crimson Tide during his senior season.

The team will begin its three-day rookie minicamp Friday.

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