Since the NFL lockout really hampered the young players in particular, they'll be behind the 8 ball more so than past years with normal offseasons. They didn't get the chance to learn the playbook, take part in OTA's, build that unity ahead of time that you establish before training camp and preseason.
Be that as it may though, the Steelers have some rookies that made the final roster that will hopefully make some significant contributions in 2011.
Who's your pick and why, for the player that will shine this season?
UDRFA - Weslye Saunders
There are some rookies that made the practice squad as well but since there's no guarantee they'll be activated in 2011 we'll leave them out of this discussion.