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Four Steelers make CBSSports.com Pete Prisco's Top 100, but none in the Top 10

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are a talented football team, especially on offense. Four Steelers made Prisco's top 100 list, but shockingly none were in the Top 10.

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As the "silly season" continues, experts are putting together their lists of any number of categories. Some rank the top position players, some rank draft classes, and others put together Top 100 lists. That is exactly what CBSSports.com's Pete Prisco did recently, and he has four Pittsburgh Steelers represented on his list. Take a look at who ranked where, and what Prisco had to say about the ranking:

15. Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers: He had his best season statistically in 2014, throwing for career-bests in yards (4.952) and touchdowns (32). His completion percentage of 67.1 was also his career best, showing his improved accuracy.

20. Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers: He led the NFL in both catches (129) and yards (1,698). That's impressive for a player who is just 5-foot-10 and 190 pounds. He also had 13 touchdown catches.

23. Le'Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers: He was second in the league in rushing to DeMarco Murray with 1,361 yards, but he led all backs with 854 yards receiving. He is the best dual-purpose back in the league and he's just entering his third season.

87. Lawrence Timmons, ILB, Pittsburgh Steelers: He earned his first Pro Bowl trip last season when he was the Steelers best defender. He is a fast linebacker who has made a nice transition inside and is finally getting the attention he's earned the past few seasons.

These lists are purely speculation in regards to how the author views each player and which qualities rank over others when comparing players of a like position. However, it was quite shocking to not see Roethlisberger, Brown or Bell crack the top 10 of the list. Should they have been ranked as the No. 1 player in the NFL in 2014? No, but they were all three good enough to earn top 10 honors. Roethlisberger tied with most passing yards in the NFL, Brown continues to be the best wide receiver in the league and Bell very well was the most versatile back in the league.

Looking at Prisco's Top 10, you have to ask yourself if one of the Steelers' 'Killer B's' should be in this group, or at least in the conversation:

1. J.J. Watt
2. Aaron Rodgers
3. Tom Brady
4. Ndamukong Suh
5. Rob Gronkowski
6. Andrew Luck
7. Richard Sherman
8. Darrelle Revis
9. Von Miller
10. Justin Houston

Let the discussion/debating begin in regards to who should be where in regards to this particular top 100 list.

For the complete list of 100 players, click here.