Three Steelers position battles that could change after the 2020 NFL Draft
With another intriguing free agency period for the second year in a row, the Steelers addressed some much-needed help at key positions. With the NFL draft upcoming, these additions could see themselves in the heavier competition alongside returning 2019 players.
Last year I didn’t expect the Steelers to sign Steve Nelson, Mark Barron, or Donte Moncrief. Unfortunately, only one of those signings turned out to be a hit.
Once again, Omar Khan, Kevin Colbert, and staff burned the midnight oil making some last-second adjustments. With nearly $15M cleared in cuts and another $23M in restructures, the Steelers turned the tide of the salary cap woes.
Starting with a franchise tag of Bud Dupree, the Steelers ramped things up with the signings of Derek Watt, Stefen Wisniewski, and Eric Ebron–addressing key spots with the departure of unrestricted free agents.
This opened the door for competition on the roster for starting jobs that left at least two of these as sure locks to win them. However, looming large on the horizon is the NFL draft. This will change the currents flow and push some of these current and acquired veterans on the rosters for their jobs.
With the count down to the NFL draft winding, here are three battles that could drastically change after the draft…