Analysis: Defensive battles loom in OTAs


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Devin Bush (55) -- MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

While the Steelers' offensive battles  set to take place starting next week are interesting, the ones that will take place on the defensive side of the ball might be critical to the team's success in 2019.

The Steelers still feel they'll be good on offense. So if the team is going to make big strides in 2019, it might have to come on defense.

And they'll begin Tuesday when the Steelers open Phase 3 of their OTAs, as the team's rookie draft picks and veterans will come together on the field for the first time.

We'll take a look at the defensive battles and what to look for as they are set to begin.  We’ll do these in order of significance, with the most pressing battles listed first:

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