4 current Steelers who are on track for the Hall of Fame one day

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EDGE T.J. Watt

If I had to take a stab at the current Steeler with the second-best chance of making the Hall of Fame one day, that label would certainly go to T.J. Watt. The former 2017 first-round pick has made two Pro Bowls and one All-Pro in his first three NFL seasons by the age of 25.

Watt no doubt still has a long career ahead of him, and he emerged as one of the NFL’s best defensive players in 2019. I certainly wouldn’t put it past him to receive the Defensive Player of the Year award once in his career, and with a few more All-Pros to his resume, he could become a first-ballot Hall of Famer down the road.

Watt is an incredibly gifted athlete and an extremely hard worker, and he’s already off to a faster start than players like DeMarcus Ware, Terrell Suggs, Myles Garrett, Khalil Mack, and Joey Bosa. If he keeps it up, it will be hard to keep him out of Canton when he calls it quits.