With the 2021 NFL Draft approaching in the coming months, it would be wise to acknowledge the most important positions for the Pittsburgh Steelers to seek out.
We are in that phase of the NFL offseason where you are a total square if you do not take part in the draft hype. Mocks are stretching as far as the eye can see, and a plethora of hopeless fans are holding out for the year that their team will not let them down with their selections for once. When you are a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the drafting process goes far beyond just scooping up the biggest name, or sweating when your pick is scheduled for later than most other teams. It is a strategic unfolding of handpicking the most elite talents available for their respective systems and going to unhealthy extremes to ensure that the fortunate newbies are used to the best of their abilities. While every team claims to practice such a devoted method, Pittsburgh is one of the few who truly depicts that drive on the field every Sunday.
As anyone could imagine, pulling off this hefty task requires having the positions to keep an eagle’s eye locked in your brain far before the draft actually arrives. For this year, what exactly are those? Here are the three positions that the Pittsburgh Steelers should prioritize in the NFL Draft this April.
In my opinion, the cornerback and safety positions are pretty interchangeable for the third-place spot here. However, the best safety on the Steelers’ current depth chart is better than the best corner.
This one is last place because, while I have been vocal in the past about the need for more depth in the defensive back department, it has proven over time to not be as dire of a box to check as some others. This can be due to players of other positions being left more questionable, or to the fact that Mike Tomlin is a defensive coach and the Pittsburgh Steelers are typically regarded as a defensive team. Also, the current defense in the Steel City has overall looked like it can ultimately manage just fine with the way it stands right now. If you refuse to take my word for it, just take a peek at the stats. They never lie.