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The Pittsburgh Steelers began 2018 with sky-high expectations, a loaded roster, and were predicted by many to win the Super Bowl. They finished 2018 with utter disappointment, ending the season 9-6-1, and missing out on the playoffs. As the season drew to a close, reports began to surface that their superstar wide receiver Antonio Brown was not on the same page as their franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. The team turned to their off season to make adjustments.
The Steelers sent Brown packing to the Raiders for a third and fifth-round draft choice, both in 2019. In free agency, they added cornerback Stephen Nelson, wide receiver Donte Moncrief, and inside linebacker Mark Barron. They did most of their work in the draft.
In round one of the draft, the Steelers beefed up the middle of a defense that needed it with inside linebacker Devin Bush from Michigan. In round three they “replaced” Brown with wide receiver Dionte Johnson from Toledo. With their second selection in round three, they added cornerback Justin Layne from Michigan State. In round four they added depth to their backfield with running back Benny Snell from Kentucky. In round five they added depth to their tight end unit with Zach Gentry from Michigan, and also added outside linebacker Sutton Smith from Northern Illinois. They finished their draft with defensive tackle Isaiah Buggs from Alabama, inside linebacker Ulysees Gilbert from Akron, and offensive guard Derwin Gray from Maryland.
The Steelers are reloaded for 2019, but for the first time in a while, they may not be the divisional favorites entering the season.