With only two days until the Steelers open training camp, it is time to make some official predictions for Pittsburgh’s most heated training camp battles.
Not much on the Steelers’ 2013 roster is set in stone. Sure, Ben Roethlisberger will be at quarterback, Antonio Brown will take over for Mike Wallace as the team’s top receiver and LaMarr Woodley will be given a chance to bounce back from last season’s injuries.
A surprising number of positions remain in flux, though. It's strange to say, but the Steelers will have many tough decisions to make after training camp. Then again, this is not a squad coming off of a strong season.
Instead, this is an 8-8 unit until proven otherwise. Mike Tomlin will need to evaluate all of his talent and hope he is right on enough of them to elevate that record to playoff contention.
Many of the players will face stiff competition for their starting jobs and, in some cases, their roster spots. Here are some of the most important training camp battles for the Steelers.