Undrafted Free Agents Who Could Make the Pittsburgh Steelers Roster
Any team in the NFL can get a good player in the first round of the draft, and the really good franchises are the ones who consistently find steals later on. The Pittsburgh Steelers have been one of the better teams in the NFL in finding players late in the draft from Antonio Brown (sixth), Brett Keisel (seventh) and James Harrison (undrafted) to Willie Parker (undrafted).
In this article I am going to look at five of this year's undrafted free agents that have the best chance at making the Steelers’ 2013 roster.
Luke Ingram LS
It seems like every year we are all predicting that Greg Warren is going to finally lose his job to whichever player the Steelers bring in for competition.
Warren has been a solid long snapper for the Steelers during his career with the only problem being his propensity for knee injuries.
The Steelers are going to get the long snapper of the future, and Luke Ingram has as good a chance as any to unseat Warren for the job.
Nik Embernate G
The Steelers have absolutely no depth on the offensive line right now with the only real backup at every position being Kelvin Beachum.
Beachum looks to have a good future with the team, but with all the injuries the Steelers have endured on the offensive line, they are going to need more than just him.
The team did bring Nik Embernate for a pre-draft visit, and he could prove to the team that he deserves the chance to stick on the roster.
Reggie Dunn WR/KR
Reggie Dunn has certainly gotten the most attention of any undrafted free agent because of his reported 4.3 40 time and his record two 100-yard kick returns in one college game.
With the release of Chris Rainey, the Steelers are in need of a return man.
The Steelers are going to see if Dunn can return punts as well, and if he progresses as a receiver, he has a shot to make it as a fifth or sixth receiver.
Information on Reggie Dunn from Barbara Bruno of HuffingtonPost.com.
Mike Farrell OT
Guy Whimper doesn’t really instill much confidence in me, and it is looking more and more like Max Starks isn’t coming back this year.
Mike Farrell has a great opportunity in camp to make this team with only Whimper and Kelvin Beachum as backup tackles.
With the depth problems on the offensive line, let’s just hope that the team doesn’t endure the amount of injuries it normally does with this unit.
Mike Golic Jr. G/C
With Doug Legursky still not signed, the Steelers do not have a true backup plan at center if Maurkice Pouncey gets injured.
There has been talk about Kelvin Beachum possibly playing center, but the guy can’t be the only option the team has at every position.
Mike Golic Jr. has position flexibility, being able to play guard or center, and the team even tried him out at tackle at the rookie minicamp.