Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Tegray Scales knows a thing or two about pressuring quarterbacks; at one point, he was one of the best in the nation at doing so.
As a junior with the University of Indiana, Scales broke out in a way that Hoosiers had not seen in their program in years. In addition to registering seven sacks and 24.5 tackles for loss, he added 125 total tackles with one interception returned for a touchdown. That season, he was one of the top pass rushers in the Big Ten conference playing at inside linebacker.
During the preseason in 2019, Scales made noticeable contributions in the four games played, as he registered seven tackles with one sack, two quarterback hits, and one pass defended.
This past season, Scales received his first taste of NFL action in week 14 against the Buffalo Bills, and would go on to play each week until the end of the season.
Despite going undrafted, Scales came into the NFL as one of the most decorated defensive players in Hoosiers football history. With the constant need for depth at the linebacker position, Scales' position versatility and athleticism could lead to an increase of defensive snaps this upcoming season. Even though his name is not mentioned much, one should not be surprised if he makes his presence felt in 2021.