Steelers DI Javon Hargrave ready for season No. 2
- After being ‘thrown into the fire’ as a rookie from South Carolina State due to a Cameron Heyward injury, Steelers DI Javon Hargrave has a better idea of what to expect as he enters his second NFL season. Heading into the 2017 season, Hargrave figures to be the team’s starting nose tackle starting alongside a healthy Heyward and Stephon Tuitt.
- Hargrave responded in a big way down the stretch of his rookie campaign, as his pass rush productivity of 8.3 from Weeks 12-17 ranked 11th among all interior defensive linemen with at least 57 pass rushing snaps.
- In 2016, Hargrave’s PFF grade of 70.0 ranked 51st out of 127 eligible interior defensive linemen. His pass rushing grade of 69.0 ranked 42nd.