Steelers Select Maryland RB Anthony McFarland

The Pittsburgh Steelers added another running back to their roster, selecting Anthony McFarland in the 2020 NFL Draft.
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PITTSBURGH -- The Steelers welcomed their third 2020 NFL Draft pick to Pittsburgh. With the 124th in the draft, Pittsburgh selected Anthony McFarland, running back out of Maryland. 

McFarland ran for 1,648 yards and 12 touchdowns in only two seasons for the Terrapins. Leaving school as a redshirt sophomore, he entered a busy running back that didn't see a draft pick until the end of the first-round. 

At 5'9, 198-pounds, McFarland joins James Conner, Jaylen Samuels and Steelers 2019 fourth-round pick, Benny Snell Jr.

The Steelers have also added wide receiver Chase Claypool and edge rusher Alex Highsmith. 

Claypool, a 6'4, 230-pound Notre Dame grad is coming off a 66 catch, 1,037 yards and 13 touchdowns senior year. He'll enter a receiving room that includes JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Washington, Diontae Johnson and Dion Cane. 

Highsmith had a feeling he was going to be drafted by the Steelers. The 102nd overall pick has comes from Charolette and expects to spend time learning from Pittsburgh's edge rushers, T.J. Watt and Bud Dupree. 

For now, Highsmith knows he'll play a special teams role and feels proud to be able to contribute to the Steelers efforts this season. 

"I'm just excited to learn behind those guy," Highsmith said. "Two of the best pass rushers in this league, so I'm just ready to suck up everything like a sponge, just learn so much from them and do whatever I can do help this team get back to another Super Bowl."