5 Steelers to pay close attention to during the Hall of Fame Game

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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Rico Bussey. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

Steelers Wide Receiver Rico Bussey Jr.

Rico Bussey Jr. dawns the number of a former dominant Steelers receiver, Antonio Brown. Times have changed and brought forth this undrafted free agent out of Hawaii. This tropical place normally doesn’t produce the best football players but this receiver has gotten a lot of looks in camp so far. He is showing what he’s got to coaches and then some.

The receiver group is very deep and it will be hard for this player to make the final roster but this is a great project player that could be something down the line or sooner. Being undrafted means there will be an extra struggle to make the NFL but this player has taken that adversity and used it as a motivational tool.

Bussey is a shifty receiver that has been able to show what he has against this Steelers defense in practice. He has produced the best numbers when you compare him to the other receivers in the room. That is saying something with players like Chase Claypool and JuJu Smith-Schuster practicing daily.

Bussey will excite fans during these games as they will clamor for him to make the opening night roster but that is unlikely even with breakout games. Unless he can show dominance on special teams, don’t expect him to make anything other than the practice squad at this point.