1. The Pittsburgh Steelers have a lot of new skill players to take on the Baltimore Ravens
The Pittsburgh Steelers have already ruled out Diontae Johnson and Pat Friermuth, so there will be multiple new names in the mix when they take on the Baltimore Ravens. George Pickens has played in the rivalry before, but he has not had his moment that has fans hating him yet, and that feels like it will come soon as he gets more comfortable in the NFL.
Still, after him, there is Calvin Austin and Allen Robinson. Robinson joins Peterson as a long-standing NFL veteran who is just passing through this rivalry. Meanwhile, Austin is in his second NFL season after missing his first.
Some Ravens fans will remember that the Ravens reportedly targeted Austin to replace Marquise Brown, but the Steelers took him, and that is why the Ravens took a second tight end in Isaiah Likely. Do we see Austin show them why they had such interest?
Pickens will spend most of his time against Rock Ya-Sin and Ronald Darby, while Brandon Stephens will see Austin. Then, Kyle Hamilton will match up with Allen Robinson in the slot, assuming that is where Hamilton plays.
Lastly, the Steelers will need a big contribution from rookie tight end Darnell Washington. The third-round rookie has mainly been a blocker behind Pat Friermuth, but with the big-name tight end out, the Georgia rookie will step up and make his first NFL start.
The rivalry is always changing, and the Steelers will be bringing in all kinds of fresh faces.