The last time that we took a look back at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster in review, it was very shortly after the 2016 season ended. It would be safe to say that quite a bit has changed, and, in a rarity, this actually applies to literally every position on the roster, including the quarterbacks and specialists.
We are closing in on the opening of the Steelers’ several weeks of training camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, however, so it would be a good time to pause and take stock of where the team stands at each position as we head into the most critical process of the offseason.
Total Positional Figure: 7
Mike Mitchell: The veteran is 30 now and entering his fourth season in Pittsburgh. While many are eager to see him replaced, he is for the time being a cornerstone of their defense and an important leader within the entire defense, and with his peers among the defensive backs in particular.
Sean Davis: It is uncommon for a rookie defender to crack the starting lineup for the Steelers—well, it used to be, anyway. But that is what Davis and two of his draft classmates did last year. He started in the nickel to being the season and then late in the year took over at safety. Major growth is expected in his second season.
Robert Golden: The sixth-year veteran, Golden, is now entering his sixth season with the Steelers. For the time being, he should be viewed as the third safety. He ran with the starters during the spring while Davis recovered from shoulder surgery.
Jordan Dangerfield: Dangerfield had been kicking around for years before he finally made the…
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