After being shut out of the NFL draft in the first four rounds since 1993, the Wisconsin Badgers saw one of their players selected as Pittsburgh took defensive end Isaiahh Loudermilk in the fifth round (No. 156 overall).
Pittsburgh traded up to grab Loudermilk, sending a 2022 fourth-round pick to Miami.
Loudermilk played 40 games at Wisconsin with 26 starts, recording 63 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, nine pass breakups and two forced fumbles.
He started all six regular-season games in 2020 for the Badgers but missed the Duke’s Mayo Bowl due to injury. Loudermilk recorded 13 tackles, 2.5 TFL and two sacks as a senior.
Loudermilk will join former Badgers T.J. and Derek Watt on the Steelers.