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2016 Steelers Roster, 90 in 90 Days: Levi Norwood tries to find a spot, even on the practice squad

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In a new feature at BTSC, we are breaking down the Steelers 90-man roster one player, one position, one day at a time. The conclusion of this feature will be the start of the 2016 season.

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Player: Levi Norwood

Position: WR

School: Baylor

Overview: The Steelers entered training camp with their wide receiver spots pretty much set in stone, sans the fifth wide receiver spot. The depth at the position has led to five players battling it out for one spot since it's very rare that the team would keep six receivers.

One of the players trying to crack the 53-man roster is Levi Norwood from Baylor. Norwood actually grew up in State College, Pennsylvania but his father got a job on the Baylor coaching staff, so that's where Norwood went for his college ball after initially committing to Penn State. He was undrafted in 2015 and spent time with the Bears before signing with the Steelers in February. Norwood was a kick and punt returner in addition to being a wide receiver. Unfortunately, Norwood didn't put up big stats as he saw his playing time decline over the course of his career due to injury and competition from younger players at the position. His best year was his junior season when he caught eight of his career 11 touchdowns. Unfortunately for Norwood, Eli Rogers has been the talk of camp and looks to have the head start on both the fifth receiver slot and the punt return position.

In fact, Norwood only got 15 offensive snaps in the preseason game versus the Lions so he's not really getting much of an opportunity to displace Rogers. It looks like Norwood is just going to be here through camp, or to try and make the practice squad.

Strengths:
Smart -Cliché coach's son
Tough
Good hands
Returns punts/ kicks

Weaknesses:
Skinny frame might be a detriment in the NFL
Lacks ideal speed
Lacks agility
Lost playing time to younger players as college career went on

Chances of Making the team: 10%