Steelers could sign these 5 rookie minicamp tryouts in 2023

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Bringing in inside linebacker competition for depth would be wise

Reports have come out that Kwon Alexander will be visiting the steel city as a visitor. Normally those will include a physical and potential contract negotiation if all goes well. Alexander is coming off a season with the New York Jets and has played for the Saints and 49ers before that. He would provide something that the linebacker group is missing.

No matter the outcome of that visitation, there could be some benefit to continue adding to the inside linebacker group. It has continued to be a glaring need for this defense, despite Cole Holcomb and Elandon Roberts signing onto the club earlier in free agency. Alexander would solve some problems for the upcoming campaign ahead.

Rookie minicamp can get a couple of players a great chance to turn something into nothing. Terrence Garvin was a great example as he turned a tryout into a respectable NFL career for the everyday player. One linebacker that participated in practices this year that could get a call back is Johnny Buchanan.

He hails from his collegiate ball at Delaware, which is not a powerhouse football program. Buchanan put up some astronomical numbers during his career there as he posted nearly 130 total tackles this past year, a sack, and a forced fumble. His size is what will cause most NFL evaluators to knock him, but you cannot deny his production.