Analysis: Offensive battles will highlight OTAs


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James Washington. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

Let the battles begin.

While the NFL's offseason position battle emphasis is typically focused on what happens in training camp and the preseason, it's what occurs before that -- in OTAs and minicamp -- that set the stage for what is to come.

With that in mind, we'll take a look this week at the position battles that will be under the microscope when Phase 3 of the Steelers' OTAs — beginning next Tuesday — are open to media, then later in the month at minicamp.

We'll do these in order of significance, with the most pressing battles first and starting with the offense:

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