Breaking down the Steelers 2022 draft picks that could be cut
Connor Heyward could struggle to make the Steelers because of his position
Connor Heyward seems like one of the safest players drafted in the sixth round to have a legit shot at making an NFL roster. The Steelers seem infatuated with this player and want to give him a lot of looks. He will have many opportunities to prove himself enough to make this final roster.
The biggest question mark is what kind of utility player that Heyward can be. He has proven that he can play about three different positions during his collegiate days at Michigan State. He has played running back, full back, and tight end during that stretch.
The name of the game for this player will be special teams. He needs to show the coaching staff that he is irreplaceable in the third phase of football to make the cut. This rookie seems like he should be primed for a breakout performance in that category, especially when compared to his fellow rookie classmen.
His roster spot is nothing locked up by any means. Heyward will need to prove himself at multiple positions and on special teams to make the Steelers club. The path for him to make the team is there, but it is not as paved as many might think. It will be rocky, but he should have enough in the tank to make it through.