2014 Steelers Roster Projections
Ziggy Hood and Steve McLendon say they've never been talked to about switching positions - McLendon to end or Hood to nose tackle. A few decisions need to be among among Pittsburgh's defensive line in 2014, and it starts with nose tackle.
Offensive guard will be one of the team's most competitive positions heading into 2014, particularly with the return of 2013 undrafted free agent Nik Embernate.
The key in 2014 is the coach more than the players. The replacement for Jack Bicknell Jr. as the Steelers' offensive line coach needs to have experience with younger players, because that's the commonality among the Steelers' tackles.
Amid an offseason expected to usher in roster change, the Steelers can take some comfort in the fact Antonio Brown is signed through the 2017 season. Still, finding a complimentary second receiver is a priority this winter and spring.
Make no mistake, Le'Veon Bell is going to get nearly every carry. But the team still has a few pending free agents, and it's possible the team tries to keep one or two. More likely, though, the running backs group will look much different in 2014.