4 players Steelers should trade for during training camp

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Seattle Seahawks cornerback Ugo Amadi (28) Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /

Steelers should trade for Amadi

Ugo Amadi is a true definition of a Swiss Army knife. The former fourth-round pick has been used in a wide variety of roles for the Seahawks since being drafted, but his best positions are free safety and playing in the slot. Considering the Steelers have needs at both of those spots, Amadi could fill a variety of roles. He has been a regular contributor since being drafted, but finds himself in a deep secondary room and potentially on the outs by roster cutdowns.

While the Steelers did sign a player who has served a similar role as Amadi has in Arthur Maulet, Amadi is younger and is better in coverage overall. He has the flexibility to play all over the defense and could take on a sub-package starting role as the additional defensive back on the field. He plays with good physicality and only allowed an 86.8 quarterback rating when targeted.

Throw in Amadi’s regular special teams snaps and you have a valuable contributor in multiple phases of the game. No, he wouldn’t play 90 percent of the defensive snaps, but he would provide depth at a multitude of positions and could take on Cameron Sutton’s role from the previous two seasons. His value can’t be extremely high given his lack of a defined role, but a classic mid-round pick swap (say a fifth for Amadi and a sixth) could be enough to get another chess piece to add to this roster.