Senior Bowl sleepers the Steelers must have on their radar

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The Steelers are now in full offseason mode, and here are four draft sleepers the team should be scouting at the Senior Bowl.

The Steelers missing the postseason means they get to have a head start at getting ready for the offseason. While in-house moves are already underway, the team is also preparing for the annual Senior Bowl. As a fan, this game is a big one for the team. Typically, at least two players drafted played at the Senior Bowl, and those picks are usually day three picks.

While scouting the top names is an obvious must, the team could be looking to fill out their final few picks with Senior Bowl talent. That means finding those lesser-known names will be key. The Steelers need to hit on their draft picks and finding capable players from the Senior Bowl will go a long way. Here are four sleepers the Steelers must keep an eye on at the Senior Bowl.

Steelers should be watching McClendon Curtis

While offensive line should, in theory, be a high priority on the Steelers draft list, double-dipping at the position isn’t out of the question either. The current line isn’t deep, so finding a key reserve late in the draft would be a big help. A name they should circle is McClendon Curtis out of Tennessee Chattanooga.

His size and path to the NFL are reminiscent of Ramon Foster, as he is a mountain of a man that lacks the most desirable athletic traits. In terms of technique, he is a mess, but he plays with a lot of fire and power. He has experience at tackle but will likely be a guard at the next level. He will need a lot of work, but if he can refine some of his traits, he could be a viable swing lineman down the road.