5 Steelers make a strong case for themselves after win over Eagles

Dan Moore Jr. #65 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle Henry Mondeaux (99) and defensive end Cassius Marsh (49). Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports /

DL Henry Mondeaux

If you were to look at just the box score in the Steelers win against the Eagles, you would have thought that Henry Mondeaux was not existent in Philadelphia. However, that wasn’t the case at all. Upon going back and watching the film, Mondeaux was quite active, particularly when getting pressure on the quarterback.

Though Mondeaux wasn’t credited with a single tackle in the game, he was disruptive in the middle of Pittsburgh’s defensive line and forced the ball out of the quarterback’s hands quickly. It’s also worth noting that Mondeaux – a former undrafted player – was running with the first-team defense with Cameron Heyward and Stephon Tuitt sitting this one out.

According to Relative Athletic Score, Mondeaux was an 86th percentile athlete coming out of college in 2018, as the 6’4”, 297-pound defensive lineman had an impressive combination of speed, quickness, and exposition for a player his size.

Mondeaux has earned one of the highest grades in the Hall of Fame Game, and he continues to impress. With more performances like this, he’s not only going to make the team, but he could do enough to carve out a role on defense in 2021.