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Will 2021 be Diontae Johnson’s breakout year?

Day 16 of the Steelers Trifecta! Featuring Diontae Johnson, Jamir Jones, and Jarron Jones

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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:


Diontae Johnson

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Position: Wide Receiver
Age: 24
Year: 3
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 183
Drafted: Round 3, Pick 66, 2019
College: Toledo
Roster Outlook: Lock
Analysis:

With a roster spot not in question, the biggest factor with Diante Johnson in 2021 will be his reliability. Targeted more than any other wide receiver on the Steelers in 2020, Johnson‘s biggest problem came and his number of drops as he was credited with 13 according to Pro Football Reference. If Johnson can sure up his hands and continue to be one of Ben Roethlisberger‘s main targets, 2021 could be the season he explodes onto the scene even more.


Jamir Jones

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Position: Linebacker
Age: 23
Year: 1
Height: 6’3”
Weight: 255
Drafted: UDFA, 2020 (Texans)
College: Notre Dame
Roster Outlook: Very unlikely
Analysis:

Signed in April to the offseason roster, Jamir Jones is the younger brother of Steelers offense of tackle Jarron Jones. Unable to land on any practice squad in 2020, the younger Jones brother would be the surprise of training camp if he gets into the talk of actually making the Steelers roster.


Jarron Jones

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Position: Offensive Lineman
Age: 27
Year: 1
Height: 6’6”
Weight: 320
Drafted: UDFA, 2017 (Giants)
College: Notre Dame
Roster Outlook: Unlikely
Analysis:

Coming to the Steelers after making the change to offensive tackle in the XFL, Jarron Jones spent the entire 2020 season on the Steelers practice squad. But after adding to the position both through free agency and the draft, Jones’ is most likely route with the Steelers for 2021 would be if he can find his way onto the practice squad yet again.


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