The Steelers have limited draft picks, but can still find players who may contribute to the success of the team
Despite the fact that the Steelers currently have six draft picks in the ‘right around the corner’ NFL draft, it does not mean that we will not be able to find players who may be able to contribute to the success of the team.
According to NFL.com, the Steelers possess the following draft picks:
"Round2· Pick 17 (49) Round3· Pick 38 (102) Compensatory Round4· Pick 18 (124) Round4· Pick 29 (135) TEN > MIA > PIT Round6· Pick 19 (198) Round7· Pick 18 (232)"
Also, according to NFL.com, our biggest position needs are Cornerback, Defensive Line, Linebacker, Offensive Line and Wide Receiver. I neither whole-heartedly agree or disagree with the aforementioned position needs. What I believe is more important is where any or all of the aforementioned positions would be drafted.
What I mean by that is this: If CB, for example, is the first position of need mentioned, does that mean that the Steelers are going to use their first pick of the draft, a second-round pick, on a CB? Maybe, maybe not. I happen to believe that WR is our biggest position of need.
Regardless of what I think or what NFL.com thinks, so to speak, no one knows what the Steelers plan to do on draft day, except for the Steelers. While it’s interesting to speculate about what players the Steelers will draft, the draft, in and of itself, is so unpredictable that it lends itself to being predictably unpredictable.
With that in mind, let’s look at the positions the Steelers may target on draft day.