The Pittsburgh Steelers practiced in front of a crowd for the first time on Friday afternoon and they put on an impressive performance.
It was the first opportunity for fans to get a look at the draft class and they got to see these rookies do a lot.
The coaching staff wasted no time getting rookies involved working with the second team.
Sean Spence and Chris Rainey both got a significant amount of action while David DeCastro and Mike Adams not only got second-team reps, but also worked with the starters.
Besides the presence of the new players, this year's camp also had a different feel without veterans Hines Ward, James Farrior and Aaron Smith.
While it is difficult to lose such great leaders, it also gives an opportunity for other players to step up and fill the void.
Here are some observations from Friday’s practice.