We are still very early in the evaluation process, but the Pittsburgh Steelers seem to have a rare group of rookies on their roster. With three months to real live football, there is no time to waste for these youngsters if they want to become something rare in Steelers lore.
Rare, because tradition says that rookies don’t start. This has always been a testament to the depth of this team as well as its ability to keep players in-house. Oh, but the times they are a-changin. Between the missed draft picks and vacating free agents, there is plenty of room at the front of the line for rookies who are ready to roll.
Let’s update the progress on a few of these potential starting rookies as the first round of OTAs draw to a close. Keep in mind, if a rookie isn’t mentioned, that likely means nothing has been reported yet.