Here is my Projected Roster with Comments
Ben Roethlisberger- Franchise Quarterback
Bruce Gradkowski- Solid Veteran Backup QB
Landry Jones- Hope he can live up to his fourth round billing and be the backup of the future.
Le'Veon Bell- This is his breakout year
LeGarette Blount- Will provide relief for Bell and maybe can return kicks
Dri Archer- Hope he can be the next Dexter McCluster and be a top Kick Retuner and Punt Returner
Will Johnson- Has played well when given the chance
Antonio Brown- a true number one corner and pro bowler
Marcus Wheaton- Need him to step up this year. Has the potential to this year. Did not impress last year.
Lance Moore- A solid veteran receiver. Rather have Jerricho Cotchery but Lance Moore will do.
Martavis Bryant- hoping he can contribute at right away in the red zone and on special teams. Character is a concern.
Darius Heyward-Bey- Lots of talent. Never lived up to it but I think will stick because he is willing to play special teams.
Heath Miller- great career as a Steeler. Hope he has enough in the tank to be a top pass catcher and a blocker for them.
Matt Spaeth- a talented blocker coming off a major injury. Hope he can come back strong this year.
Michael Palmer- They will keep him for his special teams ability. Moved ahead of Paulsen on the depth chart last year.
Rob Blanchflower- Hope he can be the steal of the draft. Will probably be inactive to start.
Maurkice Pouncey- A three time pro bowler. I think his days in pittsburgh are numbered as he will be overpriced as a free agent.
Cody Wallace- A fiesty backup. Need to teach him to swing at guard this preseason.
LG Ramon Foster- has been consistent for the steelers
RG- David Decastro- has Pro Bowl upside
Nic Embernate- showed some nasty last preseason. Will be last to make the roster, I think
LT Kelvin Beachum- has done everything they told him to do. Was a good pass blocker last year and is serviceable at LT
RT Marcus Gilbert- Hopefully injuries are what set him back in the past. Seriviceable RT
Mike Adams- has the upside to stay on the roster despite character concerns and stabbing incident. Will be last chance to show he was worth second round pick.
Wesley Johnson- like his versatility. Kelvin Beachum lite.
LE Stephon Tuitt- Like this pick with a lot of upside. Hopefully he can win the job opposite Heyward. Otherwise Cam Thomas will be the guy opposite Heyward.
RE Cameron Heyward- was a beast last year. Hope they can sign him long term
Brian Arnfelt- Had a good preseason last year. Will need to prove himself again to be a part of the rotation.
Nikolas Williams- This guy is a project but I think they will carry him for his upside.
Steve McClendon- good against the run. Has proven himself as a NT.
Cam Thomas- a serviceable backup at NT. May need to play DE until young DEs opposite Heyward are ready.
Jason Worilds- Had a great year last year. Hope they can sign him long term.
Jarvis Jones- Hope he can live up to the hype this year. Will need him to.
Arthur Moats- Versatile LB who is better suited for OLB. Was a part time player in Buffalo.
Chris Carter- knows the system and has played special teams for the steelers. Will make team because of lack of depth but I hope he will be pushed by Howard Jones.
Lawrence Timmons- thought last year was a down year for him. Will be interesting to see if he can play the BUCK role next year.
Ryan Shazier- this guy is fast. Hopefully he can contribute right away and live up to his potential. Smart enough to start right away.
Vince Williams- the future at BUCK linebacker. A vocal leader will probably be inactive though because of his lack of special teams but will be the first to start if there is an injury at ILB.
Jordan Zumwalt- a nasty, competitive player. Will make it because he has the right makeup for special teams. May be able to play OLB too.
Terrance Garvin- a long shot last year. Will make it for special teams this year again along with versatility as an OLB.
Ike Taylor- a great steeler but is getting old. Selfless move taking a pay cut last year. Does keep himself in great shape.
Cortez Allen- Really hoping he takes over as the Steelers #1 corner and lives up to his potential. Slowed by injuries last year.
William Gay- a good nickel corner. More than that maybe asking a lot.
Shaquille Richardson- a developmental corner. Will make it as a gunner. Needs to work on his tackling. Character concern.
Antwan Blake- decent gunner on special teams but worry about him as a corner. Coaches say he can be a good corner. Brice McCain will have to really bounce back to make the team this year.
Mike Mitchell- a serviceable Free Safety. Needs to work on his tackling. Young enough he can improve.
Robert Golden- a good special teams player and the reason he should be on the team.
Troy Polamalu- great career and future hall of famer. Good enough instincts to help them this year. Days are numbered.
Will Allen- a good special teams player and will need him in the quarters defense because of lack of depth at corner after William Gay.
Shamarko Thomas- Hopefully the future at SS and he is versatile enough to help all along the secondary and on special teams.
Kicker- Shaun Suisham- another good year last year
Punter- Brad Wing- not a lot of options at punter. Need him to step up.
Long Snapper- Greg Warren- has been that guy for a while now.
RB- Alvester Alexander- was on the practice squad last year and will need him will only 3 RBs on the roster.
WR- Justin Brown- a sixth round pick. Maybe he can help down the line. Not a lot of upside though.
G- Chris Hubbard- was on the practice squad last year. They usually carry a G on the practice squad. I think he will be replace by embernate when Velasco is healthy and they sign him to the roster.
T Kaycee Ike- They usually carry a T on the practice squad and there aren't a lot of other options.
NT Daniel McCullers- has size and can be a project. May need him with an injury on the DL.
OLB Howard Jones- Hopefully will push Chris Carter but may have to have a year on the practice squad coming from a small school.
ILB Sean Spence- maybe a year on the practice squad will help him recover from a devastating injury.
CB- Isaiah Green- bounced between roster and practice squad last year.