Moving along with part 64 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.
Let’s take a look at UDFA defensive back:
Height: 6’ 2”
Weight: 185 lbs
College: Florida Atlantic
Draft: UDFA in 2020
2019 stats (NCAA)
13 Games played
4.5 Tackles for loss
4 Passes defended
Expires in 2022
$610,000 salary cap number (0.3% of total cap)
$0 Dead money
$610,000 Savings if cut
Likelihood of making the roster
None. Pierre is on the outside looking in at both corner and at safety. The Steelers will take no more than 6 corners into the season with them and those spots look to be held down by the following.
Trajan Bandy/Breon Borders
It will be tough just to make the training camp roster for Pierre, but if he can make it too camp he’ll need to prove to be an outstanding special teams player to earn a spot on the team.
Unfortunately the Covid-19 pandemic might end the NFL dreams of many athletes before any camp begins. This may be the case with Pierre. On the surface the best case scenario appears to be earning a spot on the practice squad.
N/A - Cut
The Steelers secondary is a point of strength for this team. That is great for overall success, but a tough task for an undrafted player to make the team. It’s an unfortunate reality, but I believe outside of Trajan Bandy the UDFAs probably have little hope of making this team. But with the practice squad now expanded to 16 for the season, there is more of a chance for guys to be considered than in previous years.
Antoine Brooks Jr.
Ulysees Gilbert III
Anthony McFarland Jr.