C.J. Henderson could be a buy low investment for the Steelers
Most might dislike the idea of bringing in a former first round pick that has been labeled a bust by many. C.J. Henderson is a former ninth overall pick back in the 2020 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He disappointed in Florida and was traded to Carolina just two years later for a fifth-round selection that year.
It was a new low for Henderson's career in the NFL and he has not completely blossomed with the Panthers. It is hard because Carolina has had a terrible time ever since Henderson joined the club, so maybe a new change is best for him moving forward. The Steelers would be able to trade for a player like Henderson for pennies on the dollar.
He is coming off his best season statistically just this past year and could be on the rise. Henderson is still only 25 years old so there is potential for some growth there in his game. One of the biggest issues with this player compared to others on this list is the gamble that would come with bringing him onto the team.
There is a learning curve when a player is traded, but joining a club in the middle of the season only makes matters worse. Henderson would be a cheap gamble and someone who could potentially be better than Wallace and Peterson, at least in some packages on defense. If they are looking for a cheap add at the deadline with some starting upside, look no further than here.