Predicting the early roster sleepers for the 2020 Steelers

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ANNAPOLIS, MD – OCTOBER 20: Alexander Myres #18 of the Houston Cougars in position during a college football game against the Navy Midshipmen at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on October 20, 2018, in Annapolis, Maryland. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) /

Alexander Myres

While the Steelers 2019 UDFA class had some hits, it was Alexander Myres who received one of the largest signing bonuses out of the group. Based on that, the Steelers saw a lot of potential in him. It isn’t hard to see why, as he has decent size and a good skill set to play the slot CB position in the NFL. As well, he was noted as being a quality special team

That said, an illness struck him early and he was waived, seemingly ending his time with the Steelers. Yet, he returned later on and was signed to the practice squad before the season began. This is an atypical thing for a UDFA like Myres, as once the team moves on from you (at least by their choice), that’s it.

The fact Myers was brought back is a good sign for him, but he’ll need more than just above average interest from the team to make it on the roster. His strength is his special teams’ ability though, and that will be key from anyone looking to make the backend of the roster. If he can shine there, he has the inside track at the last DB spot on the depth chart.