The NFL Network revealed players ranked 90-81 Tuesday night as part their annual Top 100 rankings show and another member of the Pittsburgh Steelers defense was included in that set of 10 players.
Steelers defensive lineman Cameron Heyward is ranked 88th overall in the Top 100 this year after registering 8 sacks in 2018. Heyward also recorded 51 total tackle, 3 passes defensed and a forced fumble in the 16 games that he played in last season. He was selected to his second Pro Bowl last year as well. A year ago, Heyward was No. 48 on the NFL Network’s Top 100 Players for 2018 and he was voted No. 88 on the 2016 list.
Heyward was originally selected in the first-round of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Ohio State and to date he has registered 45 career sacks and named a First-Team All-Pro once in 2017.
Monday night, Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt was revealed as being the 93rd overall player on this year’s list. With Watt and Heyward now on this year’s Top 100 list, we can expect to see several more Steelers on it as well throughout the remainder of the countdown. Guard David DeCastro, wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, running back James Conner and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger are all likely candidates to show up on this year’s Top 100 list throughout the rest of this week.