2. Breiden Fehoko, Defensive tackle
This is a player who the Steelers signed to come in and compete for the starting nose tackle job. Breiden Fehoko is the only man on the team who projects as the true nose tackle type thanks to his stout frame and ability to anchor against the run.
Presumably, we thought this would have given him a leg up for a roster spot. Last year, the Steelers suffered through an old Tyson Alualu and an unspectacular Montravius Adams at the position. However, Fehoko is a name that has essentially disappeared so far at Steelers training camp.
With limited quickness and athletic traits, we know that this isn't a player who is ever going to be flashy when it comes to pass-rush ability. But we did expect to see more dominance from Fehoko against the run. That hasn't been the case.
During his first preseason game in a Steelers uniform, Fehoko earned a 45.1 overall grade and a grade of 42.2 in run defense -- the area that is supposed to be the strength of his game. As a true 0-technique nose tackle, Fehoko has a very limited niche to begin with. He needs to be much better than the player we have seen so far to stick around on this roster.