Rankings

Steelers’ Hargrave, Finney Named Potential 2017 Breakout Players By ESPN

In a recent insider article for ESPN.com, Rivers McCown of Football Outsiders listed two young Pittsburgh Steelers as potential breakout ‘prospects’ for 2017. While one of the two Steelers players probably isn’t a surprising selection in the list of 25, the other one might just catch you off guard. Ranked…


Steelers Ranked 28th Most Valuable Franchise In World By Forbes

The Pittsburgh Steelers were named the world’s 28th most valuable sports franchise, according to annual rankings released Wednesday by Forbes. The team is worth $2.25 billion, according to their estimates and that’s an 18 percent increase over their 2016 value. According to the rankings, 14 other NFL teams have higher…


Steelers Fifth In ESPN 2017 NFL Future Power Rankings

Will the Pittsburgh Steelers continue to be an ultra-competitive team over the course of the next three seasons? A panel of ESPN experts certainly believes that will be the case in a recent Insider post. The expert panel, Louis Riddick, Mike Sando and Field Yates, were all asked to rate…



Four Steelers Make Brandt’s List Of All-Time Great Linebackers

For a while now, Gil Brandt, the NFL Media senior analyst, has been one of my favorites to listen to on SiriusXM NFL Radio and to read on NFL.com and especially prior to the annual draft. He’s been connected to the league since before I was even born and even at 84…


PFF: Steelers Have 5th-Best Roster In NFL; Tabs Dupree Worst Starter

In a recent insider article for ESPN.com, Pro Football Focus ranked every NFL roster as they stand right now, focusing in particular on how the expected starters stack up in their own metrics and coming in fifth overall are the Pittsburgh Steelers. As for the Steelers biggest roster strength heading into…


Tomlin Ranked 4th In NFL.com Head Coach Power Rankings For 2017

While I would likely be very sorry for asking several of you where you would currently rank Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin league-wide, I am willing to tell you where NFL.com analyst Elliot Harrison has him listed. In his recent 2017 head coach power rankings, Elliot has Tomlin ranked fourth overall…


4 Steelers’ Defenses Ranked In 30 Best Of Last 30 Years

The Pittsburgh Steelers have certainly had some great defenses during the Super Bowl era and four of them wound up making the 30 best of the last 30 years rankings that Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders put together for ESPN.com. Schatz’s rankings are based on Football Outsiders’ DVOA (defense-adjusted value over…




ESPN Ranks Landry Jones 14th Overall On List Of 16 Backup QBs

The lists and rankings portion of the NFL calendar year is now well underway with deadest part of the offseason drawing closer. On Friday, ESPN posted rankings of backup quarterbacks around the league on their Instagram account and it’s clear whoever made the list doesn’t think too fondly of the…


ESPN FPI Rankings Give Steelers 8.5% Chance To Win Super Bowl LII

Do you like NFL projections that are based on analytics? If so, you might want to read the latest offering from Hank Gargiulo on ESPN.com. In short, ESPN’s Sports Analytics team has finished calculating their initial Football Power Index rankings for 2017 and when it comes to the Pittsburgh Steelers, specifically, they’re…


Stephon Tuitt Tied For 6th-Best In 3-4 DE Run Stops Over Last Two Seasons

At some point between now and the start of the regular season, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt will more than likely sign a lucrative long-term contract extension being as he’s now in the final year of his rookie contract. On Thursday, Pro Football Focus provided an interesting run defense…



Steelers Spin: Greatest Draft Hits – Second Round

The end is near. There are only two rounds left to analyze in this series exploring the Pittsburgh Steelers drafting history during the modern football era (since 1969). What will the past predict about the potential of success for the Steelers 2017 second round draft pick? Apparently, it comes down…