3 Steelers starters who could be benched with a bad training camp

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Pressley Harvin III must outperform Braden Mann

Anytime a team spends draft capital on a special teams player, it's usually safe to assume that the player drafted will hold the upper hand over the competition at camp. This has been the case so far for Pressley Harvin III.

Though Harvin was arguably the worse of the two punters in camp during his rookie season, the Steelers chose to keep the draft pick around. Harvin is still on his rookie deal and is looking to lock down the starting punter gig for the third straight season. So far, the competition has been pretty close.

Braden Mann may not have the same leg that Harvin possesses, but he does have an added year of experience. It's also worth noting that Mann averaged 46.9 yards per punt and landed a higher percentage of punts inside the 20-yard line last year than Harvin did.

It will be hard for Pittsburgh to determine which punter is better at Steelers training camp, but the preseason will be very telling and could decide the competition. If Presley Harvin shanks a few punts this summer and Braden Mann looks good, don't be surprised if the Steelers make a switch.

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