A potential utility player for the Steelers offense has been everywhere
Trying to find a way to stick out on a team is sometimes hard, but it can also have unique circumstances behind that cause. Connor Heyward is the younger brother of Cam Heyward, which immediately puts him in the spotlight. He was able to carve out a role for himself on last year's team, but he will have to readjust himself in year two.
Heyward was able to apply himself in the tight end room during his rookie year and gained some targets in his direction. Kenny Pickett seems to trust him since they formed a connection in last year's training camp. The Steelers were ridiculed when they took the younger Heyward brother in the 2022 NFL Draft, but he has put those issues to rest.
His role is expanding, and the coaches seem to be comfortable moving him around to see what he can do. It seems like Heyward could be a Swiss-army-knife kind of player that moves around to three positions or more on offense. He has also been a solid contributor on special teams, which only makes his cause for the final roster more valuable.
Heyward has seen time as a fullback early in camp and has also seen some alignments as a true running back, which he played at Michigan State. He continues to work with the tight end room as well, but he has been given chances elsewhere. It seems like he will primarily be a fullback option, but he will line up over this offense when needed.