If the Pittsburgh Steelers dare put themselves into the “Super Bowl Contender” contention, they needed to upgrade a secondary that gave up 29 passing touchdowns in the season and on offensive line that allowed 33 sacks.
The Steelers picked up Ryan Harris from the defending Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos squad in the offseason which immediately bolsters the line. The team also drafted a project OL player in Jerald Hawkins, an LSU product that the team has high hopes for. Under the tutelage of new Defensive Coordinator Mike Munchek, the young tackle could be a star in the league in the near future.
The cornerback position is still questionable at best with Mike Mitchell still one of the top three at the position next to William Gay (who played well in 2015) and Ross Cockrell (who is a backup at best). Mitchell, now in his eighth season, has only career interceptions.
The Steelers open the Preseason with home game against the Detroit Lions. Tickets for this game and all preseason/regular season games are already on sale so be sure to get yours today and help cheer on your Pittsburgh Steelers in 2016!