3. Pittsburgh Steelers
After seeing how effective his brother has been over the years with the Houston Texans, the Pittsburgh Steelers have to be thrilled over the late first-round selection of T.J. Watt to provide their defense with an effective pass rusher. Only time will tell when it comes to whether he’ll end up being better than his older brother, but at least Watt’s work ethic will make the Steelers feel confident about what the future holds for the former Wisconsin star.
As for the other side of the football, Pittsburgh was able to land another receiver for Ben Roethlisberger to work with in JuJu Smith-Schuster after the wideout was available late in the second round at No. 62. For a player that caught 20 touchdowns during his final two seasons at USC, Smith-Schuster finds himself in a great position as a rookie to potentially see more passes thrown his way with defenders focusing most of their attention on the whereabouts of Antonio Brown.
The Steelers were already considered one of the favorites to give the New England Patriots a run for their money in the AFC after falling just shy of the Super Bowl last year, and as long as Big Ben remains healthy, chances are they’ll have another shot for redemption. Not to mention, Pittsburgh may be feeling a little extra motivated in 2017 since it’s only a matter of time before their beloved quarterback decides to call it a career.