Much has been made about the 2013 draft class, but if the Pittsburgh Steelers are going to succeed this season, they must have contributions from last year’s draft picks.
The much-heralded 2012 class was a bit of a disappointment. Three players have already been released and another—Sean Spence—may never return from a devastating knee injury.
Spence wasn’t the only player to suffer an injury last season. The development of top picks David DeCastro and Mike Adams were also slowed as both players missed a significant amount of action.
But now that they have recovered, will DeCastro and Adams finally make the impact that the Steelers need them to make? Will there be any other second-year players who will step up and make significant contributions?
Here is what you can expect from each remaining player from the 2012 draft class.
Note: All stats for offensive linemen are via the Washington Post.