One Steelers sleeper for every position for 2021 camp
By Andrew Falce
Steelers Arthur Maulet
This was ultimately a toss-up between Arthur Maulet and Donovan Stiner, as both will be competing for a backup safety role as well as a role in the slot on defense. That said, Stiner is more of a traditional safety while Maulet has the better skills to be a more conventional slot cornerback. While he has started before, he could potentially be playing for a more consistent starting role on the team in nickel and dime defense.
That role is far from a guarantee though, as the Steelers have thrown a lot of options at the wall to see what would stick here. While almost all of those options are lower-level veterans and undrafted/late-round rookies, one of them will have to stick at least well enough for the Steelers to roll with them in 2021. Maulet is in the middle of that race, but he may have the best chance to succeed.
While far from a superstar, Maulet has the most experience on the roster for competing in the slot. Given the depth concerns at safety, there is a real chance Maulet serves a duel role for the Steelers in 2021. He needs a strong camp though, and to prove that he can hold his own as a coverage and run defender out of the slot. That said, he should stick out early due to his veteran status on the team.
With training camp finally upon us, it is time to keep an eye out for potential camp sleepers and studs to emerge from this 90-man roster. While not all of these players will ultimately rise to the occasion, they seem like the most likely sleepers at their given position. It doesn’t guarantee NFL success, but being a camp sleeper with the Steelers could lead to an active role on a roster in 2021.