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What can we expect from Jordan Dangerfield in 2020?

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Breaking down every player one-by-one alphabetically on the Steelers current 90-man roster

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We are onto part 21 of our 90-part series— assuming the roster does not change before we are complete— which will break down each player of the Steelers current 90-man roster in alphabetical order. This series will encompass many aspects of each players game and their current role with the team. At the end, I’ll give some projected stats as well as their chances to make the 53-man roster.

Time to take a look at back-up safety:

Jordan Dangerfield

Position: FS
Height: 5’ 11”
Weight: 199 lbs
College: Towson
Draft: UDFA in 2013 (Bills)


2019 stats

16 GP
13 Tackles
1 TFL
1 Forced Fumble
1 QB Hit


Contract remaining

Expires in 2020

$825,000 salary cap number (0.41% of total cap)

$0 dead money

$825,000 cap savings if cut


Likelihood of making the roster

Lock. Before I even break it down take a look at the Steelers current safety situation:

Minkah Fitzpatrick
Terrell Edmunds
Jordan Dangerfield
Marcus Allen
Antoine Brooks Jr.
John Battle
Tyree Kinnel
(Cameron Sutton/Mike Hilton)

Sure there are a lot of names listed above, but four of those names have less than two years experience and two are listed as corners. In fact, no one has more safety experience than Dangerfield. I think Dangerfield will make the team based on his special team prowess, but he also has a prime opportunity to become the Steelers primary back-up safety.


2020 projection

I think the New York native will play more defensive snaps this year than in any of his previous seasons. With this being said, I do believe either Cam Sutton or Mike Hilton will play deep in dime sets and will also help in the back up safety slots.

Expect more from Dangerfield, but nothing earth shattering.


Projected stats:

16 GP
16 Tackles
1 Pass defensed


Summary

For the first time in what feels like an eternity, the Pittsburgh Steelers are coming into a season loaded at defensive back. It will be interesting to see if Jordan Dangerfield will win that back-up safety slot or continue to primarily play special teams.


Previously Highlighted

Ola Adeniyi
Marcus Allen
Tyson Alualu
Trajan Bandy
Zach Banner
J.T. Barrett
John Battle
Jordan Berry
Saeed Blacknall
Breon Borders
Chris Boswell
Antoine Brooks Jr.
Isaiah Buggs
Devin Bush
Deon Cain
Kam Canaday
Chase Claypool
Josiah Coatney
James Conner
Anthony Coyle