First off you will notice that this involves 2 mid-large FA signings (Soliai and Jenkins) and 2 lesser ones (Spencer and Brown). While this is uncharacteristic of the Steelers, it will be impossible to field a playoff caliber team trying to plug holes through the draft alone. Given the amount of Veterans expected to be cut or let walk. The front office will have no choice but to bring in a couple of street FA's.

FA signings- Paul Soliai-DT(unhappy in MIA), Fernando Velasco, Jason Worilds, Anthony Spencer (needs to get back to a 3-4), Donald Brown, Malcolm Jenkins (Kenny Vaccaro makes him expendable)

Gone- Felix Jones, Manny Sanders, Levi Brown, Ziggy Hood, Brett Kiesel, Lamar Woodley, Ryan Clark

Restructure- Ike Taylor, Troy Polamalu, Heath Miller use savings to get back on cap track.

Use Woodley's money to sign Worilds and Spencer. Hood and Keisels to sign Soliai. Jones to sign Velasco. Use Clark and Manny Sanders $$ to sign Malcolm Jenkins.

I think this team would compete for a division title.


QB: (3)- Ben Roethlisberger, Bruce Gradkowski, Landry Jones

RB: (5)- LeVeon Bell, Donald Brown, Johnathan Dwyer, Roy Finch, Will Johnson

WR: (5)-Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton, Jericho Cotchery, Jared Abberderis, Derek Moye

TE: (3)- Heath Miller, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Matt Spaeth

OT: (3)-Kelvin Beachum, Marcus Gilbert, Mike Adams

OG: (3)-Ramon Foster, David DeCastro, Cody Wallace

C: (2)- Maurkice Pouncey, Fernando Velasco

DE: (4)- Cameron Heyward, Steve McClendon, Al Woods, Brian Arnfelt

DT: (3)- Paul Soliai, Daniel McCullers, Hebron Fangupo

OLB: (4)- Jason Worilds, Jarvis Jones, Anthony Spencer, Prince Shembo,

ILB-: (4)- Lawrence Timmons, Vince Williams, Sean Spence, Max Bullough

CB: (5) -Darqueeze Dennard, Ike Taylor, Cortez Allen, William Gay, Stanley Jean-Baptiste

FS: (2)- Malcolm Jenkins, Robert Golden

SS: (2)- Troy Polamalu, Shamarko Thomas