Steelers: Stealing one player from every division in the NFL

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NFC North: Eddie Jackson, S

Looking at the Steelers roster right now, one of the biggest question marks is Terrell Edmunds starting across from Minkah Fitzpatrick in the backfield. While Edmunds does do some things well, he is better suited as a box safety in a pseudo-linebacker role. Considering the lack of depth at the position, it appears as though Edmunds is primed to start again.

Thus, adding Eddie Jackson makes so much sense for the Steelers. Jackson is a great run-stopping defender, but he also has impressive ball skills, logging eight interceptions over the past two years. Adding him to the defense gives the Steelers an elite secondary with the ability to take the ball away. He is young too, meaning he and Fitzpatrick could form a dynamic duo for the foreseeable future.

AFC North: Ronnie Stanley, OT

While the Steelers have boasted one of the best offensive lines in football over the past years, age and contracts have caused the group to become more of a question mark. With both starting OTs set to be free agents next year, adding a young and dynamic LT in Ronnie Stanley would be a great addition. He would step in instantly as the RT, and assuming the Steelers couldn’t retain Alejandro Villanueva, would shift over to the blindside next year.

The biggest issue with Stanley is that he is entering the final year of his rookie deal, meaning he should be in line for a massive extension. The difference between retaining Stanley over Villanueva comes down to age, as Stanley is entering the prime of his career while Villanueva will likely be entering the final years of his career. Revamping the offensive line is vital in maintaining the offensive success for the Steelers.