May 4, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers free agent wide receiver Marquis Maze (3) participates in drills during rookie minicamp and orientation. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE
The Pittsburgh Steelers are a little over 48 hours away from playing their second preseason game of the year verse Bruce Arian's and the Indianapolis Colts. Every year, going into the preseason, there are some non-starters who breakout and emerge as future stars. Last week, some non-starters who impressed were Adrian Robinson and Chris Rainey. Here are five non-starters to watch in this weeks preseason game.
1. Jerrod Johnson - Johnson was signed this offseason as a young quarterback to compete for a roster spot. In his debut last week vs. the Eagles, he did not do enough to show that he is worthy of taking Charlie Batch's roster spot. He has had a good training camp and hopefully he can translate that into an impressive game this week vs. the Eagles.
2. Marquis Maze - Maze quietly had himself a very solid debut last week vs. the Eagles. He had two very nice punt returns that were called back because of questionable penalty calls and he looked very shifty. It will be interesting to see if Todd Haley calls a couple screens and underneath passes for Maze, who has the speed and quickness to break out a huge play anytime he touches the ball.
3. Al Woods - Woods had the huge play of the opening game with a 53 yard interception that he nearly brought to the house. It will be interesting to see how he does at the defensive end position this week and it will be interesting to see if he can hold down the fort and contain the run like he is supposed to do.
4. Brandon Johnson - Johnson was one of the more disappointing players throughout training camp but then he came into the game vs. the Eagles and looked very impressive. He is an awesome special teams player which Tomlin must love and he looked good as a linebacker last week as well. If he can continue to play solidly this week, he could make it very difficult for the Steelers to cut him.
5. Curtis Brown - Curtis Brown was the Steelers 3rd round draft pick last year and fans have high expectations for him. Last week, he looked shaky at best and gave up two huge receptions including a touchdown. He is a great special teams player which should keep him on the roster but fans want to see if he can play well enough to get significant playing time at the cornerback position this year.
Which one of these five players will have the best game on Sunday?
Jerrod Johnson (47 votes)
Marquis Maze (174 votes)
Al Woods (85 votes)
Brandon Johnson (62 votes)
Curtis Brown (139 votes)
507 total votes