The Pittsburgh Steelers are set on the offensive side of the ball for 2017, as they expect to have their full cast of stars back for another go-around. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been flirting with the idea of retirement, but head coach Mike Tomlin is going into the season expecting to have his signal-caller under center. The Steelers did a nice job locking up Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell for next season as well, and they should be the favorite in the AFC North.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Steelers made sure they would have star linebacker James Harrison for the next two seasons. Harrison has been the heart and soul of the unit for nearly a decade, and bringing a young linebacker via the draft would give the prospect one heck of a player to model their game after. Zach Cunningham has the physical ability to take the torch from Harrison, who does not appear to be slowing up.
Cunningham is very long, and some feel he could play on the inside, or out at the next level. He is a punishing hitter, who is going to be a solid player if he works on his pass coverage skills. The Steelers have long been built on solid defense play, and Cunningham could become the next star defensive player to wear the yellow and black in Pittsburgh.