The Pittsburgh Steelers had one of the best teams in the NFL last year, and it was obvious why. Their roster was, and still is, loaded with Pro Bowl and All-Pro talent. There are so many good players on the team that it is worthy of it’s own top ten.
1. Antonio Brown WR
He’s become the league’s premier wideout. In 2017 he led the NFL in receiving yards, despite missing two games.
2. Ben Roethlisberger QB
Roethlisberger is a future Hall of Fame quarterback. He started slow in 2017, but rebounded and had an impressive second half of the season. Without Big Ben the offense just doesn’t run right.
3. Le’Veon Bell RB
Bell is arguable the most versatile running back in the game. He can lineup in the backfield and find holes with his signature patience, or even setup out wide and run routes.
4. Ryan Shazier MLB
He’s injured right now and it’s hard to say if he will ever play again, but Shazier was a beast. He could cover almost anyone because he was as fast as receivers and could even keep up with his teammate Brown.
5. Maurkice Pouncey C
Pouncey is the heart of the Steelers offensive line, linking one of the best units in the NFL together. The team wouldn’t be the same without him holding down the center.
6. Cameron Heyward DE
He just put together his first ten sack year, but Heyward has been a force for years. He’s the big, athletic lineman the Steelers love to have and has been a monster run stopper for them.
7. David DeCastro RG
He’s reached the point where he can be counted as one of the greatest guards in the NFL. At age 28, hopefully he has a lot of football left in him.
8. Alejandro Villanueva LT
He’s a veteran who’s now become a Pro Bowl left tackle. He has done a great job protecting Roethlisberger’s blind side over the past few years.
9. JuJu Smith-Schuster WR
He lit it up, far exceeding anyone’s expectations, except maybe his own, as a rookie. This guy has great things coming his way.
10. T.J. Watt OLB
He was a phenomenal pass rusher as a rookie, only trailing Cameron Hayward for sacks on the team. Watt has the potential to become the next great Steelers edge rusher.