ESPN projects Steelers future Hall of Fame players currently on the roster

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Maurkice Pouncey and T.J. Watt: 40-69% chance

Barnwell labels Maurkice Pouncey and T.J. Watt as players that are “in the running,” and it’s not hard to see why. Though I personally believe Pouncey has been one of the more overrated Steelers for most of his career, he has been awarded the personal achievements that scream ‘Hall of Fame.’ With 8 Pro Bowls in 9 seasons as well as 2 first-team All-Pro selections, he will stand a decent chance at getting in. However, if Alan Faneca hasn’t gotten in, then neither should Pouncey.

T.J. Watt, in my mind, stands a better shot than Pouncey – especially at the rate in which he’s performing. Though it may not be fair to ask him to take yet another step up from his dominant performance in 2019, Watt has already earned first-team All-Pro honors by the age of 25. If he can maintain this dominant run in the prime of his career, this 40-69 percent chance given to him by Barnwell will jump up much higher than this.