3 positions the Steelers should ignore in 2021 offseason

Quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger #7 and Mason Rudolph #2of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images)
Quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger #7 and Mason Rudolph #2of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images) /
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Isaiah Buggs #96 of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tyson Alualu #94 (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) /

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While the Steelers have a starter in Tyson Alualu and a key depth piece in Chris Wormley set to become free agents this offseason, this position is still extremely deep. There is still hope that Alualu can be retained, but even if he walks the team has some promising options in Carlos Davis and Isaiah Buggs on the roster still. Throw in Henry Mondeaux as a versatile defensive and special teams player and there is little to worry about with this group.

While the team could certainly still add to this position if the value is right, don’t be surprised if it is mostly ignored this year. This is especially so if Alualu returns on a cheap deal, as the starters will be set in stone with some versatile depth pieces behind them. Adding to this group would more than likely hurt their overall development right now as opposed to strengthening the group.

Davis in particular looked stout despite being a seventh-round pick. While it would be a tall task to see him go from late-round pick to starter in a year, he showed plenty to back that idea last season. If Alualu returns, he could serve in a similar role and become the first man off the bench. Mondeaux was solid in a reserve role while Buggs would be the wild card. Again, if the value was right, adding someone here makes sense. That said, this position isn’t a must-add given the depth.