Jones a spark for Steelers D: The drafting of Georgia outside linebacker Jarvis Jones should give the Steelers a much-needed shot of defensive help. Jones caused mayhem at Georgia, making 28 sacks over two years with the Bulldogs. He'll replace James Harrison, who left for the Bengals. Safety Shamarko Thomas from Syracuse and cornerback Terry Hawthorne are the other potential impact rookies for the Steelers, who did not add any significant veterans via free agency. (Updated 5/14/13)
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There are still a number of "old" veterans for the Steelers including Troy Polamalu, Ryan Clark, Ike Taylor, Brett Keisel and Larry Foote. All of those guys entered the league in 2002 or 2003. If the Steelers are lucky they'll get by with most of those guys for the balance of the season. However if injuries take a toll then their replacements aren't exactly stellar and the unit's performance could slide. For the first time in a while there's some concern that the DST won't be one of the top options for Fantasy Football owners, even with a really attractive open-season schedule (they don't play a front-line quarterback until Joe Flacco in Week 7). They'll get picked, but smart owners won't reach for them. (Updated 5/14/13).