It is that time of the year again. Time for the NFL Network to fill dead space with their incredibly long 'NFL Top 100' show. The second installment of the 10-part series was Wednesday night, and the first member of the Pittsburgh Steelers was ranked at No. 88.
That player was none other than Cameron Heyward.
When the announcement was made, members of the media, the Steelers organization and plenty of fans all thought the ranking was a bit off. After all, Heyward, who plays a 3-4 defensive end position, had a Pro Bowl caliber season in 2015. The voting for this process begins after Thanksgiving of the previous year, and you will notice how it could impact someone like Heyward's overall ranking.
In 2015, Heyward didn't just start in all 16 regular season game, but he batted down two passes, forced a fumble, was a part of 39 tackles and led the team with 7 sacks. That's 7 sacks from a position which traditionally isn't known for getting after the passer.
You can watch the video segment of Heyward being ranked as No. 88 HERE.
Some highlights would be former teammate Kelvin Beachum talking about Heyward from a technical standpoint, Cleveland Browns guard Cameron Erving saying Heyward might have, "the best bull rush in the NFL," and Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett simply labeling Heyward as "a problem".
Heyward is certainly just the first of many Steelers who will be named on this list. The question is, will fans be pleased with their rankings? Most likely not.