As the Steelers get ready to open training camp, here are the four most overrated players on the team entering camp.
The Steelers have a very new roster this season as they added quite a few key players. While there is some hope that this roster will come together, there are some players who have been given far too much hype before they have even played for this team. While they can certainly play up to their expectations, they still have a lot to prove.
Here are the four most overrated Steelers heading into training camp.
Steelers DT Ogunjobi
The newest addition to the Steelers roster, Larry Ogunjobi was added shortly after Stephon Tuitt decided to retire. While Ogunjobi has put up some solid tape during his five seasons in the league, he is a rather unbalanced player who has an interesting scheme fit on this defensive line. He certainly can succeed, but those viewing him as some sort of inherent upgrade are fooling themselves.
Ogunjobi is a great pass rusher through and through. That is his calling card, as he has amassed 21.5 sacks to this point, including a career-high seven last year with the Bengals. On the flip side, Ogunjobi’s run defense has been an issue during his time as a pro. For a defense that struggled as much as it did with run defense, Ogunjobi may not have as straight of a path to playing time as some believe.
Is Ogunjobi a good pass rusher? Of course, but he isn’t a complete defender at this point. While he will see snaps on defense, there is a real chance he is a rotational pass rusher as opposed to a traditional starter. That isn’t horrible but acting like he is some sort of upgrade over Tuitt is laughable. He has a lot to prove, and more specifically he has to show that he can be a capable run defender to thrive along this line.