The Steelers should have a "wanted" sign when you walk into their building: Help Wanted -- Looking for Additional Playmakers.
We know about the surreal exploits of Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell; those two might be the best at their position but after them the well is a little dry at the wide receiver, tight end or running back position. Bell rushed for 4.9 yards per carry in 2016, a career best, while Brown had 106 catches.
The Pittsburgh front office is counting on players already on the roster to make a leap forward in 2017 to complement their budding superstars. Tight end Jesse James needs to take the biggest leap forward as he was one of the worst tight ends in the league. He'll be counted on to improve. At the receiver position, Eli Rogers was average last year while Cobi Hamilton, Darrius Heyward-Bey and Sammie Coates were bad even in limited snaps. The Steelers drafted dynamic receiver, Juju Smith-Schuster out of USC, and he will have to come in and make a difference immediately. There is also hope for young receiver Markus Wheaton to play well after he returns from a season ending injury in 2016.
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