Steelers roster: 3 late-round rookies are locks to make the team in 2021
By Tommy Jaggi
Steelers P Pressley Harvin III
It’s rare enough for teams to actually spend draft capital on punters. So when they finally do, you expect them to make the team. The last time Pittsburgh did this is when they took Daniel Sepulveda back in 2007. Though Sepulveda was a high draft 4th round pick, he clearly had to make the team.
Pressley Harvin isn’t nearly as big of an investment for the Steelers this year as he was simply a 7th round draft choice. However, this is a player they had their eye on throughout the draft process and one they clearly took an interest in.
After getting subpar performances out of Jordan Berry over the past few seasons, the team attempted to replace him last season with Dustin Colquitt. Unfortunately, Colquitt was even worse. Now they will attempt to upgrade the position with Harvin.
Only on the rarest occasions would a late 7th round pick be considered a roster lock. But with how much the Steelers apparently like Harvin and how hard they tried getting rid of Berry, I believe this will prove to be the case in 2021.
There are always things that could occur between now and then. Players could get injured or the team could go out and sign a veteran at one of these positions. However, as of now, I think these three late-round rookies are roster locks for the Steelers in 2021.