The Steelers are a young team that will be looking to take a step forward this season.
The Steelers are a fresh team entering the 2022 season. Most of the old guard is gone and now this club is full of young talent. Youth means that players are usually either inexperienced or unproven in the NFL, but that is not always a bad thing.
Pittsburgh decided to take a gamble on certain positions. That gamble could either pay off or come back to bite them. It should be a fun season as these players go out there and try to prove themselves each week.
An active offseason has made this team what it is. There are new faces at key positions like quarterback, offensive line, cornerback, and other places as well. There are some other young talents that are returning from last year that will have expanded roles on this team that should take a step forward.
Ahkello Witherspoon should be the Steelers number one cornerback
Ahkello Witherspoon was traded to the Steelers from the Seattle Seahawks right as the regular season was starting up last year. It took some time for him to grasp the defense and acclimate to his new club. He eventually got a shot to start for the defense after different injuries and circumstances arose. This cornerback was able to take advantage of that opportunity.
His play while starting down the stretch for this defense was nothing short of amazing. Witherspoon was one of the best-graded corners in the game of football during that time. He will be the number one corner on this team as Pittsburgh hopes that he will be able to keep that production up through an entire season.