Outside linebacker Jarvis Jones isn't guaranteed to start as a rookie, but I like his chances to pass Jason Worilds on the depth chart sooner than later. Second-round running back Le'Veon Bell currently is the heavy favorite to start at running back over Jonathan Dwyerand Isaac Redman. The Steelers love Bell's three-down skills.
Third-round wide receiver Markus Wheaton's polished skill set translates to the NFL; he's a good bet to be the team's third receiver as a rookie. Fourth-round safetyShamarko Thomas, a Bob Sanders-like prospect, should be the primary backup to both safety spots behind two aging starters. The Steelers broke tradition by trading a 2014 third-rounder to get Thomas.
Add it all up, and the Steelers have at least four players who are in great position to make an instant impact.Like Bucky Brooks, I absolutely love the Steelers' 2013 draft class. With a little help from the rookies, there's no reason to think Pittsburgh can't contend for the AFC title as usual.