Let me start off by saying I am now a glass half full guy when it comes to the Steelers.
The needle is pointing down for a few reasons IMO.
-This is the last year for Ben. When you begin talking retirement you're done.
-I say the Steelers lack depth...Some posters say I am a chicken little. IMO the Steelers positions of need are
So yeah the Steelers have talent issues...Some people would include tight end to my list. If you agree with the Steelers needs...You're lying to yourself if you say the Steelers do not have talent issues on the roster.
-Other assorted issues
# Ryan Shazier’s 21 missed tackles were the fourth-most among linebackers
# Stephon Tuitt's 12 missed tackles,the most among interior defensive linemen
# Bud Dupree didn’t adjust well to life in the NFL, earning the worst grade among all 3-4 OLBs last season (by a wide margin). https://www.profootballfocus.com/pro-ranking-all-32-defensive-front-sevens-this-season/https://www.profootballfocus.com/pro-why-james-harrison-is-still-one-of-the-leagues-best-olbs/
-I would not franchise Leveon Bell again if he has injury or conduct issues. I don't trust his health. The Steelers and Bell are worlds apart on an extension.
That being said let the rebuild begin.
1.Deshone Kizer QB Notre Dame
2.Tyus Bowser LB Houston
3.Wayne Gallman Rb Clemson
3C.Josh Reynolds Wr Texas AM
4. Howard Wilson CB Houston
5. John Johnson S Boston College
6.Samson Ebukam OLB EWU
7.Chase Allen ILB Southern Illinois