Steelers 3 biggest positional needs as free agency continues

Offensive tackle Zach Banner #72 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images)
Offensive tackle Zach Banner #72 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images) /
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The Pittsburgh Steelers have many needs to fill before their offseason concludes and the season begins.

It will be tough for the Steelers to address their needs in free agency with the limited amount of cap space. They could do some more cap maneuvering and sign other free agents still but it is more likely that they will go through the draft. No matter if they sign free agents or pick their next players at these positions in April, they will need to fill these needs before the season begins.

These three are the highest of importance to fill up before they can comfortably move forward without hesitation at the positions on this list. There have been many cap casualties over the last couple of weeks as the roster is changing around some from years prior. That could be a blessing in disguise or spell disaster depending on what the team can accomplish with their replacements.

Cornerback is in need of a replacement

Mike Hilton has left via free agency as he signed a nice contract with the Cincinnati Bengals. Cam Sutton has re-signed with the team, which is great, but Steven Nelson has demanded a trade out of the Steel City. He wants to cash in now after two great seasons with the Steelers. This was very shocking news as he was rumored to possibly get an extension from the team this offseason but it looks like those negotiations went south and now he wants out.

If he is traded then there will be a major need at cornerback. Sutton is there but the team will need to fill the hole left behind at the nickel or opposite corner spot of Joe Haden. Free agency could still be an option as there are still decent options out there but it would have to be for cheap. The other option would be addressing this issue during the draft.