At the collegiate level, offensive lineman Chris Owens is one of the most experienced undrafted free agents on the roster.
During his tenure at the University of Alabama, Owens started 20 career games in which he played at multiple stops along the offensive line. This past season, Owens started and played in this year's National Championship game, in which he allowed only a sack and three pressures. Despite the defeat, Owens helped anchor an offence that ranked sixth in scoring offense, and seventh in passing offence and in pass efficiency offense.
For all that can be said about Owens, versatility was his defining characteristic during his time with the Crimson Tide. In addition to right tackle, he made starts at center and played at guard, a position he thrived in during his high school years.
Coming into this year's training camp, Owens' versatility should serve him well as the team continues to strengthen their depth along the offensive line.
For Owens, his chances of making the Steelers active roster will depend on his availability, as well as his ability to contribute at multiple positions. Already, his history shown that he has both these aspects well in tact.