3 positions the Steelers should prioritize in the NFL Draft
By Austin Lloyd
For whatever reason, the news of veteran Pittsburgh OT Alejandro Villanueva becoming a free agent has sent some people into a frenzy, saying that obtaining a new tackle is undoubtedly the top priority for the Steelers to resolve before next season. While it may be controversial to admit, I must say that I am failing to quite understand why.
Now do not get me wrong, the very real possibility of Villanueva not returning for 2021 is unarguably a cause for concern, and should indeed be acknowledged in the upcoming draft. Of course, the tension of such a dilemma is only heightened by the fact that the offensive line situation in Pittsburgh is already frightful enough. However, I cannot help but feel like the stigma surrounding this catastrophe is just a tad overdramatic. One golden reason for this is because he is still on the team!
We can fret over Alejandro’s free-agent status all we want, but as of right now, he is still on the roster nonetheless, and he has not shown particularly great interest in playing for any other organization. So as I said, while an offensive tackle is important to snatch in the draft at some point, let’s all hold off on the hysteria, as his departure has not been made certain. That same statement cannot be made for another role on the offensive front seven.