6 Steelers with the most intriguing skill sets for 2021 camp

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Steelers Calvin Bundage

A really fun player to watch at Oklahoma St., injuries derailed Calvin Bundage’s time in college. That said, he did piece together a good senior season, as the linebacker who also served as a hybrid edge at times racked up an impressive 7.5 sacks. For a Steelers defense that loves to blitz their inside linebackers as evident by Vince Williams’s impressive sack numbers, Bundage could see his pass-rushing skills maximized from his inside linebacker spot.

He didn’t test well athletically, as despite his smaller size and stature he had mediocre athletic scores aiding in him ultimately going undrafted. That said, his unique skill set is something that this team knows how to use. As well, that pass-rushing skill could translate to potential punt blocks on special teams, further aiding in the value he would bring to the team.

His odds of making the roster outright are almost nonexistent. He is likely competing with Tegray Scales for the practice squad spot instead. While Scales is more of a traditional inside linebacker, Bundage’s unique skillset could earn him the spot over Scales. Keep an eye on him during camp and the preseason, as he could easily be one of the better performing defenders given how well his skill set meshes with the Steelers’ defense.