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According to PFF, Steven Nelson is the Steelers’ most underrated player

Pro Football Focus listed the most underrated players for all 32 NFL teams

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Pro Football Focus released its list of the most underrated players on each NFL team yesterday.

For the Steelers PFF chose Steven Nelson. They had this to say about him:

By the numbers, Nelson was one of the league’s best cornerbacks last season. Playing opposite Joe Haden, his 80.5 overall grade ranked sixth among all cornerbacks in 2019, and he allowed just 33 receptions on over 500 coverage snaps all year. Another season with numbers like that and more people are going to start taking notice.

You would be hard pressed to find a Steelers’ fan who didn’t notice Steven Nelson locking down receivers for the Steelers last season. In the year the Steelers added Minkah Fitzpatrick and Devin Bush, he was definitely overshadowed in the amount of attention his play received.

I can’t complain about the selection, with the number of players drawing attention on the Steelers defense with Fitzpatrick, T.J. Watt, Joe Haden with his interceptions, Devin Bush and the breakout of Bud Dupree it seems like Steven Nelson excelled in relative obscurity as another great and affordable free agent acquisition by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Around the AFC North, PFF chose Cleveland’s Olivier Vernon, acquired as part of the Odell Beckham Jr. trade, Baltimore’s Gus Edwards and Carlos Dunlap from Cincinnati. Former Steelers’ DT Steve McLendon made the list for the NY Jets.

For the complete list of all NFL teams, click HERE.