August 10, 2019 11:44 PM
Steelers' Ulysees Gilbert: Makes impact on D
Gilbert totaled three tackles (two solo), including 1.5 sacks in the Steelers' 30-28 preseason win over the Buccaneers on Friday.
The sixth-round draft pick recorded his sacks in the fourth quarter, along with a big interception of a two-point conversion attempt to help preserve the win. Pittsburgh has depth at the linebacker position but games like this may help Gilbert's case to make the team and give him opportunities beyond just special teams.
April 28, 2019 02:40 AM
Steelers' Ulysees Gilbert: Drafted by Steelers
The Steelers selected Gilbert in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 207th overall.
Where Gilbert slots into the linebacking corps may be a point of contention after the Akron product never missed a game throughout his four-year collegiate career. Gilbert has the speed to be a sideline-to-sideline linebacker, but lacks the prototypical size to be a pure edge rusher. The Steelers will likely wind up utilizing Gilbert as a special teams ace early on, particularly with recent additions such as Mark Barron and Devin Bush clogging up most of the snaps at inside linebacker.