3 linebackers the Steelers should trade for before the 2020 season

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Kevin Pierre-Louis, Redskins

Kevin Pierre-Louis is a player who didn’t get a lot of recognition last year being on one of the worst teams in football. However, the Redskins linebacker could be worth a look. Though he didn’t qualify for a ranking based on a limited number of snaps, Pierre-Louis earned an overall grade of 90.5 last year, according to Pro Football Focus.

Late in the season, Pierre-Louis developed a much larger role-playing 184 snaps from Week 14 on. Though he was just average as a run defender (61.9 grade), his pass rush (86.1) and coverage grades (91.0) make him an ideal candidate to replace Mark Barron as a sub-package linebacker.

Pierre-Louis is playing on just a one-year, $2.9 million deal, so the price is reasonable. At this stage, Washington would rather have some mid-to-late round draft capital as they look to rebuild their team.