Projecting the Pittsburgh Steelers’ starting lineup before the NFL Draft
With free agency all but finished, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster has largely taken shape. Two weeks before the Draft we can more or less predict who will start in Week 1. So on both offense and defense we will.
We’ll also update this after the Steelers are done with a Draft that’s one of the more unpredictable in recent seasons.
This is by far the Steelers’ more settled side of the ball, especially since Ben Roethlisberger put to bed the narrative he floated about his possibly retiring this offseason. With two key exceptions at the skill positions, every piece of the offense is more or less intact.
We might even witness Le’Veon Bell, Antonio Brown, Martavis Bryant and Roethlisberger all on the field together for more than a couple weeks at a time.
The rest of the NFL told Landry Jones that Landry time hadn’t happened yet. Pittsburgh is in the same time zone.
He is approaching a Hall of Fame-level number of Pro Bowls. If anything, the Steelers may try and draft him a backup.
Of the Steelers up front, Foster might be more vulnerable than most to a training camp challenge from a Draft pick, but he’s held off so many challengers in that situation throughout his career – he was an undrafted rookie free agent – that it’s hard to see him not being the guy that slaps Pouncey’s side for silent counts.