4 extremely underrated Steelers entering training camp

Diontae Johnson #18 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
Diontae Johnson #18 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) /
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With training camp right around the corner for the Steelers, here are their four most underrated players entering this season.

The Steelers roster is made up of a lot of new faces, but despite the amount of change this offseason, there are still quite a few underrated players on the roster. An underrated player doesn’t have to be elite; they just have to be better than what the fanbase gives them credit for.

With all of that said, here are the Steelers four most underrated players entering camp this season.

Steelers underrated player #4

A player who received an unfair amount of criticism is Chukwuma Okorafor. The former third-round pick has developed into an average tackle, but his game lacks dominance. He holds his own as a tackle even if he is rarely making a huge impact. He is consistent, you know what to expect with him, and despite the hate he receives, he is an ok starter at tackle.

If you most of Steelers nation about Okorafor though, you would get a vastly different answer. Some treat him like a literal turnstile and believe he doesn’t have the ability to start. This is coming off a season where Okorafor was arguable the team’s most consistent lineman. Again, he isn’t some sort of elite tackle, but he certainly deserves to start.

I get it, the contract he signed was rich, especially for an average tackle, but don’t let that take away from what the Steelers have in Okorafor. He is an average starter on a line that should be improving. He isn’t a liability nor is he horrible at blocking. Treating him as either is a biased response to how he has performed.