Ranking which Pittsburgh Steelers rookies will play the most 2017
The Pittsburgh Steelers’ draft picks weren’t made in the order of the amount of playing time they’ll get. It might end up being something close to that, but positional needs and the situations of the players in front of their 2017 draft selections will have varying effects on who gets to do what on the field for the Steelers this season.
Some draft picks will be reduced to special teams duty, others will be lucky to get that much and a couple have a chance to stake immediate starting spots in Pittsburgh. Here’s how we ranked which Steelers draft picks are likely to play the most in their rookie seasons:
Like Travis Feeney last season, the seventh-round pick is more likely to end up on the practice squad than supplanting a regular rotational edge rusher. Practice squad players still make six figures if they make it through the season with the team and they can earn a lot more if they get promoted to the Steelers’ 53-man roster or signed away to someone else’s.
The players ahead of him