Predicting the early roster sleepers for the 2020 Steelers

Trajan Bandy (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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MIAMI, FLORIDA – SEPTEMBER 21: Trajan Bandy #2 of the Miami Hurricanes in action in the second half against the Central Michigan Chippewas at Hard Rock Stadium on September 21, 2019, in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

Trajan Bandy

The Steelers UDFA with the most hype seems to be Trajan Bandy, a slot CB hopeful out of Miami. There is a good reason for this, as Bandy plays like a big dog even though he is a little undersized. The early comps have been to current Steelers Mike Hilton, as both are feisty and physical slot CB options.

On his tape, Bandy has some limitations in coverage but makes up for it by never giving up and being the hardest hitter in the secondary. He isn’t afraid to stick his nose in the run game and wrap up larger players. Likewise, with one opening on the roster due to the departure of Artie Burns, Bandy has a clear path to make the roster

Where his fit lines up early on is as a replacement for Hilton, who is scheduled to be a free agent next year along with another slot option, Cameron Sutton. Only one of them is likely to be brought back, and considering Sutton is more of a coverage option, Bandy can be penciled in as Hilton’s replacement due to their similarities. His hard-hitting physical nature should make him an early camp favorite though.

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Every camp has a group of unknown players who impress in both practice and in games. This year should be no different for the Steelers, as a couple of the names floating around have a shot at impressing and securing a roster spot. No matter where their career may take them, these five players present the most upside in camp this year.