One player from every NFL team Steelers must try to obtain

  • Could Steelers poach an athletic developmental QB?
  • Some high picks that haven't worked out for other teams could be added depth for Pittsburgh

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Steelers target from Colts: DL McTelvin Agim

As previously stated, the Steelers defensive line room is relatively set. That said, I would love to find a more dynamic backup nose tackle if at all possible. Breiden Fehoko is a fine potential backup, but he lacks any dynamic traits outside of being a traditional lane filler and body to take up space in the run game.

McTelvin Agim has been a bust so far in his career for the Broncos. He lasted just one season as a former third-round pick before being waived last offseason. The Colts picked him up and he became an active backup for the defense. He only played around 20 percent of the snaps but flashed some good tape against the run and notched 1.5 sacks.

Coming out of college, Agim was a developmental candidate. He has the size and rare athleticism to make him a potentially elite interior defender, but he needed to progress as both a run and pass defender in order to hit his ceiling. He never had the chance to do that in Denver but looked the part with the Colts.

Ultimately, it may come down to a numbers game with Indianapolis, and if Agim is the odd man out, he would be a viable addition to the roster. This is especially valid if none of the other nose tackle types stand out in camp.

Others considered: RB Deon Jackson

Deon Jackson has the usual build the Steelers like in a running back and checks a lot of the boxes that this team likes in a reserve (mainly, special teams ability). He got a shot last season due to injuries and was middling, but he could once again be a name to round out the Steelers running back room.