» Pittsburgh plans to roll out a wave of new faces on defense. The startling retirement of Jason Worilds shook up the outside linebacker spot, where Jarvis Jones has yet to live up to his first-round pedigree with just three NFL sacks. "I still think he is one of the better linebackers in the league and he will be that," said Steelers assistant Joey Porter. Porter also said "the James Harrison (of before) is over," but I'm giving Harrison the starting nod over Arthur Moats, even if the two might wind up seeing equal snaps. The Steelers tend to bring defensive rookies along slowly, but Bud Dupree could see legitimate time for a unit searching for difference-makers.
» Antonio Brown, Martavis Bryant and Markus Wheaton are locked into the top three wideout spots, but keep an eye on third-rounder Sammie Coates. The Auburn product offers size, 4.43 speed and freaky combine numbers highlighted by his 41-inch vertical leap. Despite his 9.8 drop rate in college, Coates might be eased into the lineup as Bryant was last season. "Trust me, he has good hands," said Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert. "He has big-play ability."
» Heath Miller remains the top tight end, but whispers over Pittsburgh coveting tight end Maxx Williams in the draft make sense. It's time for the Steelers to develop a playmaker behind Miller. With Matt Spaeth as nothing more than a blocking tight end, we're monitoring the progress of fifth-rounder Jesse James, a 6-foot-7, 261-pound specimen out of Penn State.
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