What do the ESPN.com NFL experts think about the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft class and offseason moves made? By the looks of their latest power rankings, they’re not too impressed.
Combined, voters John Clayton, Ashley Fox, Dan Graziano, Jamison Hensley, Mike Sando and Kevin Seifert have all spoken and they have the Steelers falling three positions, from 14 to 17. The last set of rankings came out on December 31, 2013.
Here is what is listed in the comments section for the falling Steelers.
Why Ryan Shazier in the first round? Pittsburgh was the fifth team in the past five seasons to allow at least 5.0 yards before contact per rush outside the tackles.
As far as the other teams in the AFC North go in the power rankings, the Cincinnati Bengals fell three spots as well, from 7 to 10. The Baltimore Ravens, on the other hand, must have really impressed the voters as they jumped up three spots, from 16 to 13.
The Cleveland Browns had the biggest drop of the AFC North teams, however, as they are now in last place, falling four spots, from 28 to 32.
As expected, the defending champion Seattle Seahawks are ranked No. 1 overall and they’re followed by the team they beat in the Super Bowl, the Denver Broncos.