Once one of the most talented teams in the league, the Pittsburgh Steelers have seen a decline in their personnel in recent years. The failure to replace aging veterans with quality young talent has resulted in mediocrity for two straight seasons.
As these veterans have moved on from the Steelers, an emphasis has been placed on the younger members on the roster. Not only are they expected to fill the void, but they are going to be counted on to get the Steelers back into the playoffs and Super Bowl contention.
A series of strong drafts have loaded the Steelers with plenty of talented players that are just waiting to tap into their potential. All they need now is an opportunity to get on the field so they can establish the foundation for not only the present, but for the future of this franchise.
Here are five members of the Steelers that are poised for a breakout season in 2014.