Longtime NFL scouts will tell you that the class of 2014 could be special. With historic times from numerous positions, the short shuttle drill provides evidence of just how gifted this crop of athletes could be.
The Steelers finished 8-8 after a 6-3 start, so their final grades aren't going to be pretty after that final semester's work. Injuries undermined an already thin lineup, with players considered regulars or starters missing a sum total of 60 games this season. But the standard of play dropped precipitously in the final half of the season, with that 2-5 finish.