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How Can the Steelers Fix Their OLB Depth? (+)



Hamilcar Rashed Jr Steelers

The Steelers outside linebacker depth is not sterling on paper. After the Steelers released Genard Avery, citing the fit with the team, the likely third guy behind Alex Highsmith and T.J. Watt is now out the door. So, where in the world is the solution going to come from? Last year, that solution was Melvin Ingram for a little bit, and then it became Taco Charlton. Well, there are some possible solutions, both internally and externally. Not all of them are sterling, but at the very least, they do exist.

Solution 1: Hamilcar Rashed Jr. and Derrek Tuszka

Could the Steelers solution to that problem be right in front of them the entire time? Avery was released partially because of his wonky fit, but also because the Steelers have been impressed by Hamilcar Rashed Jr. He notched a sack down in Jacksonville that showed off his burst and bend. Those are two valuable traits for anyone to have as an outside linebacker. At this point, he is certainly impressive. But is it enough to trust him as the solution? Probably not just yet. Rashed will at the very least need to put a string of games together and do that at a high level for more than just the preseason.

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