The Steelers filled the biggest need on their defense in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft on Saturday, when they drafted Nebraska defensive tackle Carlos Davis with the 232rd overall pick.
Davis is a 6-foot-2, 313-pound defensive tackle that went to Nebraska from Blue Springs, Missouri.
An eight-time letterwinner at Nebraska, Davis earned four in football and four in track and field. Along with his twin brother Khalil, it was the first time in over 50 years Nebraska had an eight-time letterwinner.
On the gridiron, Davis was a three-year starter on the defensive line after redshirting as a true freshman and playing in a rotational role as a redshirt freshman in 2016. In 46 total games, he made 125 tackles, 16 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks. He also forced two fumbles, recovered one and broke up eight passes.
Davis will help replace the Steelers’ biggest offseason loss on defense, where starting nose tackle Javon Hargrave departed via free agency to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Davis will join veteran Dan McCullers and offseason acquisition Chris Wormley as potential options in the middle for the Steelers on the line.