Mataeo Durant is falling behind at Steelers training camp
A name I was looking forward to watching in training camp, it has been a pretty quiet showing from the undrafted rookie running back. Mataeo Durant joined the team with a relatively wide-open depth chart behind veteran Najee Harris. While it has been a very streaky camp for the backups, Durant has been notably quiet.
Known for his speed in college, Durant looks the part of a change of pace back. With most of the veterans in front of him not being great options, there was a real chance for Durant to catch lightning in a bottle and not just earn a roster spot, but potentially carve out a role. Based on his camp production, he will be lucky to earn a practice squad spot let alone a roster spot.
Initially, it was newcomer Jeremy McNichols that began to earn some buzz when he was making plays early on. Since his injury though, it has more Jalen Warren than anyone that has made a mark. Even forgotten about Anthony McFarland has begun to flash again in camp. Durant’s quiet start isn’t a good thing, and his roster hopes seem to be disappearing as his play has just been average.