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So, how is he looking so far?


It’s far enough along in Steelers training camp to finally answer the ever-burning question "So, how is he looking so far?"

Mind you, this camp hasn’t really hasn’t been geared around the vets. Their reps have been limited so I’ll just stick with the people getting most of the work.

WR Tyler Grisham – The Steelers are looking for a receiver outside the organization. Maybe they need to start looking what’s on their roster. Grisham has been solid by catching everything thrown his way. He is having a difference-making camp for him.

WR Antonio Brown — This kid has done it all — catching, running routes, making plays, throwing the ball, fielding punts. He sees an opportunity with Emmanuel Sanders being hurt and isn’t about to let it slip through his hands. Might just be a breakout year for him.

WR Wes Lyons — Good at times, bad at times. Could be a practice squad guy if he can be more consistent. Has great size (6-8) but haven’t yet seen him use it to his advantage.

RB Jon Dwyer — Some people are just not practice people and Dwyer just might be one of those players. He doesn’t look good at all, but that doesn’t mean he won’t lead the team in rushing in the preseason. This guy confuses me.

RB Baron Batch — Definitely has talent and the smarts, but is a little undersized. Although he is listed at 5-10, 210, don’t buy it. He came out of the gates on fire but has cooled as of late. Still, he has been very impressive.

LB Chris Carter — INCONSISTENT. Looks all-world at times and looks totally out of it at other times.

OL Keith Williams — Gonna be a player. He has a mean streak and is real physical. Every practice so far you notice him, so you know he has to be doing something right.

CB Curtis Brown and CB Cortez Allen — N/A. Can’t make the team in the tub. Although they probably will make the team anyways.

CB Keenan Lewis – Has all the talent in the world, but just don’t think he gets it yet. That’s fine. Remember, it took a while for Ike Taylor and even Deshea Townsend to get on the field, too.

OL Chris Scott – Sat out his entire rookie year last year with a foot injury, but has really impressed the coaches enough to put him in at starting right guard. Don’t be stunned if he starts opening day at right guard over Legursky and Foster.

WR Limas Sweed — Another inconsistent and fragile player. He needs to show more than he has or he will be gone.

DE Cameron Heyward – Another rookie who is getting better and better everyday. What stands out with him is that he is always around the ball whether it is 2 yards down the field or 50.

LB Mortty Ivy – The Gateway graduate has been a pleasant surprise. He has good instincts and is fast enough to be a playmaker.

LB Stevenson Sylvester — Probably going to be the next superstar linebacker on this team. He just needs not to chase plays and realize plays will come to him if he is in position.

Mark Kaboly




Author: Mark Kaboly

Mark Kaboly is the Pittburgh Steelers beat writer for the Tribune-Review. Mark has covered more than 300 NFL football games in all 32 NFL cities as well as four Super Bowls -- XL in Detroit, XLIII in Tampa, XLV in Dallas and 50 in San Francisco. A Belle Vernon Area graduate, Mark earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a specialization in journalism from California University of Pennsylvania. Mark lives in Port Vue with his wife, Jennifer; daughter Briella; and boys Rocco and Bugsley Pug

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