It's never too early to discuss Power Rankings, right?
Maybe it is. Right after the draft, and during the middle of rookie minicamp, though, seems like a decent time to hear where the Steelers are being seen by the world's foremost experts at NFL.com.
Elliott Harrison released his top 32, listing San Francisco and Seattle at No. 1 and 2, respectively.
And the Steelers are at 19 - down two spots after their draft.
While many league observers question Jarvis Jones' longevity, the short term is an issue in Pittsburgh. More than at any time in recent memory, the Steelers are hoping a bunch of kids -- Le'Veon Bell, Markus Wheaton and Jones -- can provide significant contributions right now. Throw in David DeCastro, too, whose rookie season was pretty much a wash due to injury.
Oh, so the Steelers improved at multiple positions, plus get another full training camp from previous first round pick David DeCastro - who had higher potential than nearly every non-rookie QB in the draft last season - but they're actually worse than when they started the day before this year's draft?
Laying in the weeds, off the radar...not a bad spot for them to be.