It’s not yet set in stone but 2020 appears to be another backup year for Daniel McCullers. It’s almost hard to wrap your head around. Drafted in 2014, McCullers has never elevated to starter. When he first arrived, Steve McLendon was the team’s starter. Then they proceeded to draft Javon Hargrave in 2016 and despite him being a small schooler, he easily surpassed McCullers his rookie year. Now with Hargrave cashing in through free agency, Tyson Alualu seems poised to be the Steelers’ starting nose tackle in 2020. Through his career, McCullers has just three total starts.
To be fair, most 6th rounders like McCullers don’t go on to become starters.