2023 NFL Power Rankings: Pittsburgh Steelers

Throughout the 2023 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Below you will find a Week 14 roundup for the Pittsburgh Steelers in our consensus 2023 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 13

Pleasant surprise: RB Jaylen Warren

To be fair, Warren's breakout isn't a surprise to anyone inside the building -- or anyone who has been following the 2022 undrafted free agent since he started turning heads last season at Steelers training camp. Warren is an explosive, slippery back who leads the league with 5.9 yards per carry in his second season, and maybe even more impressive: he's third in the league with 177 rushing yards over expected, per NFL Next Gen Stats. Traditionally, the Steelers want to be a one-back team, but it's impossible to ignore Warren. As a result, the Steelers have one of the best running back duos in the league. -- Brooke Pryor

NFL.com -- Rank: 11

There have been numerous stretches where we've questioned whether the Steelers are truly a playoff team -- not whether they will get in, but whether they even deserve to. Following Sunday's shocking home loss to Arizona, the Steelers will be without starting QB Kenny Pickett for this Thursday's game against New England. He was knocked out in the second quarter Sunday with an ankle injury, but even prior to getting hurt, Pickett wasn't able to build on new play-caller Mike Sullivan's strong first outing the week before. Pittsburgh was also guilty of self-inflicted errors galore, including basic stuff like getting lined up correctly, before backup QB Mitch Trubisky's crippling fumble. Mike Tomlin has somehow led this team to 7-5, but it's hard not to get the smoke-and-mirrors vibe, especially with Pickett possibly set to miss multiple games. Heck, the Steelers have looked quite beatable with him.

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2023 NFL Predictions: AFC North

Before the start of the season, we will post NFL division-by-division predictions for the 2023 NFL regular season and postseason.

Instead of projecting an outright winner and loser in all 272 regular-season games, we've assigned a win probability to each team in every game and totaled them up.

The four AFC North teams are projected to win more games combined than the four teams in any other division in our full-season projections.

See where the Steelers stand in our 2023 AFC North Predictions

2023 Fantasy Football Projections: Pittsburgh Steelers

Our Fantasy Football Projections will be viewable by both position and team.

Below you will find our 2023 fantasy football projections for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Kenny Pickett562.9360.83968.422.812.3868.22662.73268.16
Mitchell Trubisky39.125.4273.71.520.948.122.30.2418.82

Kenny Pickett: The Steelers went 7-5 in Pickett's starts, but he threw more interceptions (nine, 2.3%) than touchdowns (seven, 1.8%) in 2022. That said, eight of his nine interceptions were thrown in his first five games. Some breakout potential exists if he continues to build upon his late-season improvements in efficiency, however, and an impressive preseason (13-of-15 for 199 yards and two TDs for a perfect 158.3 passer rating) provides additional reason for optimism.

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Pittsburgh Steelers: 2023 NFL Schedule

Below you will find the weekly NFL regular-season schedule for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2023.

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WeekDateOpponentTime (ET) / Tickets
Week 1Sun., Sep. 10vs. San Francisco 49ersL 7-30
Week 2Mon., Sep. 18vs. Cleveland BrownsW 26-22
Week 3Sun., Sep. 24at Las Vegas RaidersW 23-18
Week 4Sun., Oct. 1at Houston TexansL 6-30
Week 5Sun., Oct. 8vs. Baltimore RavensW 17-10
Week 6BYE
Week 7Sun., Oct. 22at Los Angeles Rams4:05 PM / Tickets
Week 8Sun., Oct. 29vs. Jacksonville Jaguars1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 9Thu., Nov. 2vs. Tennessee Titans8:15 PM / Tickets
Week 10Sun., Nov. 12vs. Green Bay Packers1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 11Sun., Nov. 19at Cleveland Browns1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 12Sun., Nov. 26at Cincinnati Bengals1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 13Sun., Dec. 3vs. Arizona Cardinals1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 14Thu., Dec. 7vs. New England Patriots8:15 PM / Tickets
Week 15Sun., Dec. 17at Indianapolis ColtsTBD / Tickets
Week 16Sat., Dec. 23vs. Cincinnati Bengals4:30 PM / Tickets
Week 17Sun., Dec. 31at Seattle Seahawks4:05 PM / Tickets
Week 18Sun., Jan. 7at Baltimore RavensTBD / Tickets

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Pittsburgh Steelers Mock Draft Roundup 1.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2024 NFL Draft, we will update our Pittsburgh Steelers Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Pittsburgh Steelers from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Pittsburgh Steelers:

EDSFootball - Kevin Hanson (5/9)

15. Jeremiah Trotter Jr., LB, Clemson

Trotter Jr. (230 pounds) plays much lighter than did his famous father, a four-time Pro Bowler, but he epitomizes the modern-day linebacker with his versatile skill set. While he is stout against the run, he's outstanding in coverage and as a blitzer.

CBS Sports - Josh Edwards (5/8)

9. Kingsley Suamataia, OT, BYU

After adding Broderick Jones to play left tackle in 2023, the Steelers select the BYU offensive tackle to play on the opposite side.

ESPN - Todd McShay (5/4)

10. Bralen Trice, EDGE, Washington

Trice has an NFL frame at 6-foot-4 and 256 pounds, and he can get to the QB. Trice piled up 48 pressures (sixth in the nation) and nine sacks last season, plus 13 tackles for loss. Alex Highsmith is a free agent after 2023, and Trice could slot in as a potential replacement opposite T.J. Watt.

The Athletic - Dane Brugler (5/2)

10. Maason Smith, IDL, LSU

LSU had high expectations for Smith last season until he suffered a knee injury in the season opener while celebrating a play. If Smith returns to full health this season, he will regain his first-round trajectory.

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Pittsburgh Steelers - 2023 Draft Results

The table below are all of the 2023 NFL Draft picks selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

114Broderick JonesOTGeorgia
232Joey Porter Jr.CBPenn State
249Keeanu BentonDTWisconsin
393Darnell WashingtonTEGeorgia
4132Nick HerbigLBWisconsin
7241Cory Trice Jr.CBPurdue
7251Spencer AndersonGMaryland

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