The foundation of great NFL teams is the NFL draft. It's where a team builds the basis for the future. However, along with great drafts, strategic use of the salary cap in acquiring free agents can add the pieces needed to make a good team great.
As we hit midseason, it's time to take a look at the Pittsburgh Steelers and the moves they made this year. This draft class was lauded by most pundits, but how has it held up? And have the limited free-agent moves the Steelers made reaped the dividends that were expected?
Let's get to the progress reports for the free agents and rookies.
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