Steelers full mock draft: Pittsburgh bolsters their offense early

STATE COLLEGE, PA - OCTOBER 05: KJ Hamler #1 of the Penn State Nittany Lions catches a pass for a touchdown against the Purdue Boilermakers during the first half at Beaver Stadium on October 5, 2019 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
STATE COLLEGE, PA - OCTOBER 05: KJ Hamler #1 of the Penn State Nittany Lions catches a pass for a touchdown against the Purdue Boilermakers during the first half at Beaver Stadium on October 5, 2019 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /
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SYRACUSE, NY – OCTOBER 18: Vincent Davis #22 of the Pittsburgh Panthers is brought down by Kendall Coleman #55 of the Syracuse Orange during the fourth quarter at the Carrier Dome on October 18, 2019 in Syracuse, New York. Pittsburgh defeats Syracuse 27-20. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
SYRACUSE, NY – OCTOBER 18: Vincent Davis #22 of the Pittsburgh Panthers is brought down by Kendall Coleman #55 of the Syracuse Orange during the fourth quarter at the Carrier Dome on October 18, 2019 in Syracuse, New York. Pittsburgh defeats Syracuse 27-20. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) /

6th Round: Kendall Coleman

Edge defender, Syracuse

With the way things are shaping out, here is little question that the Steelers will look to address the edge rusher position this year in the draft. While it’s believed that Bud Dupree will, at the very least, receive the franchise tag to stay in Pittsburgh, there are questions about the Steelers depth. Anthony Chickillo is due $6.1 million this season and Pittsburgh could save $5 million by releasing him this offseason. Ola Adeniyi and Tuzar Skipper are expected to compete as backups, but the Steelers will want to add more depth. Kendall Coleman fits the bill of what Pittsburgh looks for in their edge rushers.

7th Round: Brian Cole

Safety, Mississippi State

This is hard, because I can see the Steelers addressing the safety position much earlier in the draft. Their starters are set, but Sean Davis will leave this offseason and their depth at the position is horrible. Still, I think Pittsburgh will target offense early – leaving safety as an afterthought. Mississipi State’s Brian Cole rounds out the draft for the Steelers. He is a big versatile safety that could come in and compete to backup both safety positions. Barring the Steelers adding respectable safety help this offseason, he may stand a decent shot at competing for a roster spot.

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The Steelers have a number of needs that clearly need to be addressed, and what they do in free agency will help sort some of them out. It will be interesting to see what moves they make prior to the draft. As of now, I think they target offense early this April.