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PFF: Levi Wallace Most Underrated Steelers Player



Steelers CB Levi Wallace

Pro Football Focus released their list of the most underrated players on each NFL team Thursday, and Levi Wallace, one of the new Steelers on the defensive side, got the nod.

PFF has new cornerback Wallace as the Steelers’ most underrated player heading into the 2022 season. While PFF’s Sam Monson believes Wallace is not getting the credit he deserves, he does point out that Wallace is no stranger to being overlooked.

“Wallace is a classic underdog story,” Monson writes. “An undersized cornerback without special physical traits, he was a walk-on at Alabama and went undrafted in the NFL before going on to start consistently for Buffalo opposite Tre’Davious White.”

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Monson believes Wallace will continue his career arch of being a steady, solid contributor in his new role with Pittsburgh.

“He likely won’t ever be a great player, but he’s consistently better than he is given credit for and exceeds expectations because of it,” Monson adds. “Wallace has never earned a below-average PFF coverage grade in a season, and he’ll likely continue to impress after signing with the Steelers this offseason.”

Undrafted out of Alabama, Wallace signed a two-year, $8 million deal with the Steelers in March following four seasons with the Buffalo Bills. Wallace started 52 games over his Buffalo tenure. He recorded 219 combined tackles, seven tackles-for-loss, 30 passes defended and six interceptions.

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