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NFL Power Rankings: After Free Agency moves, Steelers hold steady in latest rankings

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The Pittsburgh Steelers were active in the first week of NFL Free Agency, but didn’t do enough to see them move up in the latest Power Rankings.

Pittsburgh Steelers v Baltimore Ravens Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

The NFL Free Agency period isn’t over, but the majority of the big name players who were looking for a new home have found their new football residence as the 2020 offseason continues on a crash course with the 2020 NFL Draft at the end of April.

With free agency in its final stages, several media sources like to post Power Rankings after the latest segment of the offseason, and for the Pittsburgh Steelers these rankings certainly aren’t very pretty.

Before the 2019 season the Steelers were considered to be a Top 10 team, but times have changed. After Ben Roethlisberger’s elbow injury in Week 2 of last season, nothing is certain. If the team’s franchise quarterback can rebound and be his 2018 self, this team can go places. But as 2019 proved, even with an elite defense, you have to have a decent quarterback to win in today’s NFL. For once, it is the defense that is carrying the offense.

My how things have changed.

The loyal Steelers fan base is hopeful the team can still succeed with Ben Roethlisberger at quarterback, and after the additions of Derek Watt, Eric Ebron, Stefen Wisniewski and Chris Wormley, the team will be poised to strike this season. Either way, the Steelers have their work cut out for them in 2020.

I realize Power Rankings mean absolutely nothing, but they are also a very good way to create discussion about who is going to be the best of the best in 2019. With no further ado...

Check out the Post Free Agency Power Rankings via ESPN:

1. Kansas City Chiefs
2. Baltimore Ravens
3. San Francisco 49ers
4. New Orleans Saints
5. Green Bay Packers
6. Seattle Seahawks
7. Tennessee Titans
8. Minnesota Vikings
9. Buffalo Bills
10. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
...
15. Pittsburgh Steelers

Three words: Checked the boxes.
The Steelers filled their most pressing roster needs through free agency, allowing them the luxury of drafting the best available playmaker when they make their first selection at No. 49 overall in the second round. Guard Stefen Wisniewski and tight end Eric Ebron fill the most immediate needs, giving the Steelers a two-time Super Bowl champion to compete for the starting left guard spot and a tight end to be a big-bodied target in the red zone for Ben Roethlisberger. Quieter than most teams, the Steelers restructured the most expensive contracts and were efficient in the first wave of free agency, setting them up for more freedom when the draft rolls around. — Brooke Pryor”