Steelers undrafted rookies that have the best shot at making the final roster

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A small school undrafted free agent could make some noise in the trenches

A tough position to play and try to make the final roster will be in the defensive trenches for Pittsburgh. They have their three starters already lined up with Cam Heyward, Keeanu Benton, and Larry Ogunjobi to fill out the unit. There are also role players that will have expanded roles like DeMarvin Leal and Breiden Fehoko.

Others like Montravius Adams and Armon Watts will likely challenge for a roster spot when it is all said and done too. Adding an undrafted free agent into that fold seems to make a momentous challenge for any rookie to overcome. This rookie will likely have to beat out those two names listed above to have a shot at making this club out of training camp.

Merrimack College is a small football program north of Boston that does not produce a ton of NFL talent. The Black and Gold are not afraid to go against the grain and add talent no matter their program's stature. They signed James Nyamwaya to their roster to challenge for a spot on the final 53-man roster.

His production has never been earth-shattering, but he fits the bill perfectly when it comes to what the Steelers look for in the size of their defensive lineman. Nyamwaya was born in Kenya before he moved to the United States when he was ten years old. His best days of football are still in front of him, but he might be best used as a developmental player.