3 reasons the Steelers shouldn’t address OT in the 1st round
By Andrew Falce
Here are the three reasons that the Steelers should draft an offensive tackle in the first
As the Steelers news begins shifting more to mock offseasons and mock drafts, fans seem to be clamoring for the team to draft an offensive tackle in the first round of this draft. While one could easily argue that offensive tackle is a need, there are plenty of reasons that the team doesn’t need to get one in the first. Here are the three reasons that the Steelers shouldn’t draft an offensive tackle in the first round of the 2021 draft.
This doesn’t mean it isn’t a need
To be clear, just because the team doesn’t draft an offensive tackle in the first doesn’t mean that it isn’t a need. While there are plenty of good arguments for landing a top of tackle this year, there are some prevalent reasons that it could and should be waited on by the team. This doesn’t mean the team can ignore the position entirely, but if they wait until day two or even atop of day three, it could end up being the better value for the team.
As well, this doesn’t assume who will or won’t be there. There are some obvious top talent at offensive tackle, and if the value is truly there, then by all means the steelers should take one. The reasons below assume what is expected: there are a couple of good-not-elite offensive tackles that are available to pick at 24. If that is the case, there are reasons the team can and should look elsewhere. If a prospect falls through, then the value makes more sense. While I believe not grabbing a tackle in the first is fine, it would be wrong for the team to ignore the position despite a top talent somehow falling that far.