4 reasons Steelers should wait to draft a RB until day three

Benny Snell #24 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)
Benny Snell #24 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images) /
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Needs elsewhere

While there is an obvious hole at running back this offseason, that certainly won’t be the only area of issue for the Steelers this year. With an offensive line that needs to be built back up, questions at tight end, and a defense that is set to lose some key starters and depth pieces, the team will have to make some tough choices to fill needs. While running back does need a new face to the group, other positions may be more pressing.

Running backs are important players obviously, but the team could opt to build this team elsewhere before adding a new running back. As stated above, the Steelers could rely more on Snell as a bell cow and use McFarland as Canada used him at Maryland. In turn, the team could invest their day one and two resources in the draft to making a more complete team.

With the number of holes, this team will need to fill, holding off on drafting a running back could go a long way in rebuilding the other areas of this team. While this would leave the running back room with more of a band-aid than a true solution, it could allow for other needs to be met instead. While not ideal, drafting other positions early and rolling with what we have at running back could still build a better overall team.