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Will Dwayne Haskins rejuvenate his career with the Steelers?

Day 14 of the Steelers Trifecta! Featuring Dwayne Haskins, J.C. Hassenauer, and Cameron Heyward

NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers Minicamp Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the Steelers Trifecta! Over the 30 days leading up to the Pittsburgh Steelers 2021 training camp, we will be highlighting three players every day in order cover the entire 90-man offseason roster. So without further ado, here are today’s three players:


Dwayne Haskins

NFL: Carolina Panthers at Washington Football Team Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Position: Quarterback
Age: 24
Year: 3
Height: 6’4”
Weight: 214
Drafted: Round 1, Pick 15, 2019 (Washington)
College: Ohio State
Roster Outlook: Bubble
Analysis:

Although Dwayne Haskins was a big-name acquisition this offseason he was brought to Pittsburgh on basically a “prove it” deal with an opportunity to show he can still be an NFL quarterback. This is so much the case that Haskins will have to prove he deserves to be on the active 53-man roster. His 2021 preseason will be the most important of his young NFL career.


J.C. Hassenauer

NFL: Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Position: Center
Age: 26
Year: 2
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 295
Drafted: UDFA, 2018 (Falcons)
College: Alabama
Roster Outlook: Most Likely
Analysis:

Despite starting four games for the Steelers in 2020 and the retirement of Maurkice Pouncey, J.C. Hassenauer does not have a guaranteed position on the Steelers 53-man roster. With the return of B.J. Finney and the drafting of Kendrick Green, Hassenauer needs to show marked improvement throughout training camp in order to land on the Steelers’ 53 come September.


Cameron Heyward

NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens Mitchell Layton-USA TODAY Sports

Position: Defensive Tackle
Age: 32
Year: 11
Height: 6’5”
Weight: 295
Drafted: Round 1, Pick 31, 2011
College: Ohio State
Roster Outlook: Lock
Analysis:

After four straight years of making the Pro Bowl as well as two first-team All-Pro selections over the same time period, Cam Heyward has established himself as one of the premier interior defensive linemen in the NFL. The Steelers defensive captain shouldn’t give anything less in 2021 than his stellar performances we have seen recently.


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