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Ranking the Steelers: 39-35

Today it’s our third installment of ranking the current Steelers 1 through 50. If you want to check out numbers 44 through 40, check it out HERE. Today we give you 39 through 35.

39. Stevenson Sylvester Linebacker

Liked what this 5th round pick of 2010 did in limited duty on the field, and more so on special teams. At 231 pounds, when he does get playing time it’s on the inside, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him play more in 2011, more so if the team decides to part ways with Larry Foote.

38. Keenan Lewis Cornerback

In 2009 the Steelers knew they were going to need to upgrade the corner spot, and they felt they had done so with the third round pick of Lewis. The Oregon State CB has yet to earn a lot of playing time, but in 9 games in 2010 made 11 tackles and forced a fumble. To this point has yet to live up to what the team felt he would be, but will get another shot to see if he can earn more time in 2011.

37. Jonathan Scott Offensive Tackle

Started with the Lions being a 5th round pick in 2006, and played two seasons there before playing two years with the Bills. In 2010 he played in all 16 regular season games and started 9 of them on a line that needed help. In 46 career games has made 23 starts, and showed some good moments, but also showed why he at age 28 has already been on three teams as well. Don’t think he’s a long term answer on the line for the Steelers.

36. Doug Legursky Center

Maybe was the biggest story leading up to the Super Bowl, and that’s due to the fact he started the game at center for the injured Maurkice Pouncey. He played well in the game, as the Steelers were able to run the ball well, and wasn’t the reason at all the team lost by five. He’s a solid backup with a nasty attitude, which is what you need going up against 300-pound guys at the NT spot. With that, Pouncey isn’t going to allow Legursky much playing time as long as he’s healthy.

35. Mewelde Moore

Still think that as a 3rd down back Moore has a lot to offer, and while he lost playing time in 2010 to Issac Redman, Moore is still a quality back that can make plays. Has seen his total rushing yards go from 588 in 2008 to 118 in 2009 to just 99 a season ago. Had 26 catches out of the backfield last year, a rise from the season before, and a sign that the team shouldn’t overlook him as a guy that can make some plays in tight spots.

Next: 34-30

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.



  1. Dave

    June 16, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Wonder if the big Legurski could help @ guard instead of riding the bench. Could a little nasty at that position.

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