The Pittsburgh Steelers continued to upgrade their defense in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, and selected defensive tackle Alameda Ta’amu out of the University of Washington.
The Steelers’ front office traded their sixth-round pick to the Washington Redskins, then traded the pick in the fourth round with the Redskins to move up to 109th overall, and selected Ta’amu.
Ta’amu was an All-Pac 12 Conference honorable mention in 2010 and 2011, and anchored the Huskies’ defensive line.
Some draft experts predicted earlier in the offseason that Ta’amu would be a second-round pick. I also thought that Ta’amu was going to be taken in the second round, and predicted that the Steelers would have been the ones to do so.
When asked by reporters from the Steelers’ official website about becoming a Pittsburgh Steeler, Ta’amu responded, “Good, I’m feeling good. I’m excited. I’m glad I’m playing in Pittsburgh, and get to play with somebody like Casey Hampton.”
Hearing that he is anxious to be…
Source: Yardbarker: Pittsburgh Steelers