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Steelers Next Undrafted RB is Emerging

The Pittsburgh Steelers believe they found something in Alfonzo Graham.

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers are letting two undrafted rookies and two veterans compete for the final running back spot on the roster. And within their evaluations, they believe they may have found something in one of their UDFAs. 

Speaking about the third spot in the backfield, Steelers running backs coach Eddie Faulkner told All Steelers that one undrafted rookie, Alfonzo Graham, out of Morgan State, has started to shine. 

"He’s explosive," Faulkner said. "He’s got a quick start. He can get to speed quick. He’s smart. He’s got a skill set in terms as a receiver. He’s got a lot to learn."

Faulkner acknowledged Anthony McFarland may be the favorite to win the RB3 job as of now, but there's no denying Graham is making it a competition heading into training camp. 

"He’s somebody that we’re really taking a look at and we already kind of know what it is that he can do," Faulkner told All Steelers. "We’re just trying to feature him in some things. And I think Ant could definitely be in that room."

"That guy gets better every single day because he’s getting coached with detail and those things,” Faulkner said on Graham's development. "And so if we just continue to build on that, you might have something there."

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Gerry Dulac said earlier in camp that he believes Graham has emerged as the favorite for the third running back because he reminds the team of Jaylen Warren. 

The competition will go right down to the wire, with training camp and the preseason playing a major role in who makes the team. Last year, the Steelers found their backup to Najee Harris as an undrafted rookie in Warren. Could they be headed in the same direction for their final backfield spot?

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