A little over a week removed from the NFL draft, the preparation for the 2014 is kicking into gear for the Pittsburgh Steelers. It all began with rookie minicamp this weekend, as the nine draft picks as well as undrafted rookies and first-year players had their first opportunity to get acclimated to the NFL.
These rookies helped solidify a roster that had several holes that needed to be filled and lacked depth in many areas. While they must still prove themselves, the infusion of young talent will create an atmosphere of competition as they not only battle for a spot on the roster, but potentially a key role in the lineup also.
But even with the roster nearly solidified, general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin still have some work to do in order to compete in 2014. Whether it is extending the contracts of veterans in the final year of their respective deals or determining where the new players fit on the roster, the Steelers have plenty to figure out before the regular season begins.
So as minicamp approaches, here is a list of the Steelers' remaining offseason priorities. They are ranked from lowest to highest. The low-priority areas are those that will help the team in the future, and the high priority areas are those that are needed for success in 2014.