The Pittsburgh Steelers fills the EDGE depth big time with the selection of EDGE Nick Herbig in the 4th Round.
Nick is the brother of Nate Herbig, who the Steelers brought in via free agency. But it’s more than just his last name on why he was drafted.
Nick was a ferocious player for the Wisconsin Badgers. Despite his size (6’2, 240lbs), he was a key piece to their pass-rush over his three years with the team. He gathered up 36 TFL and 21 sacks (20 his last two seasons).
Nick Herbig was projected to go late day-two but he managed to fall to the Steelers at the 132nd pick.
EDGE depth was a big hole to fix based off of what happened last season. Nick Herbig should fit in just fine as a 3rd OLB/rotational piece that could bring a level of impact in relief for Watt and Highsmith.
It’s also good to note that T.J. Watt was at Wisconsin’s Pro Day last year, where he was seen helping out Nick Herbig. One year later, both former Badgers are now teammates.
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