One Steelers sleeper for every position for 2021 camp
By Andrew Falce
Steelers Jamar Watson
Another one of the Steelers’ undrafted rookies, Jamar Watson could be a fun player to watch go up against lower-end offensive lines. Add in the fact that the team is lacking other options to fill this sleeper role, so Watson should be seeing plenty of opportunities to make a splash in camp. Given his strong technical skills as a pass rusher, he could overwhelm inexperienced linemen.
Now, don’t mistake this with him being a favorite to land on the roster. Those odds were long, and they got even worse with the addition of Melvin Ingram to the roster. That said, the Steelers will likely want to keep an edge rusher on the practice squad. If Watson can flash as he should in camp, he could spend his rookie season there in hopes that he can develop into a backup in 2022.
Given his strong play as a pass rusher and relatively advanced technique, Watson should be able to beat lower-end linemen in camp. This could lead to some flashy plays and sacks during the preseason. Now, he will have to be lights out in order to have a chance at cracking this roster, but that shouldn’t stop him from making some notable plays once he gets to training camp.