6 blockbuster trades Steelers must pursue to keep up in the AFC

Stephon Gilmore #24 of the New England Patriots (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Stephon Gilmore #24 of the New England Patriots (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /
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The Steelers have holes to fill and adding some big names via trade could keep this team competitive going into 2021.

While the Steelers have a workable amount of cap space now, the team is also riddled with holes. The defense has lost quite a few core starters and the offensive line has been decimated. While the team could seek out to sign a player, they could target a surer thing and look for a trade to fill these voids. Here are six blockbuster trades the Steelers should pursue this offseason.

N’Keal Harry

While receiver isn’t the biggest need on the Steelers roster right now, having a former first round pick under control for up to three years could help the team get through potential losses at the position next year. N’Keal Harry hasn’t been great as a pro, but that isn’t all his fault. His rookie season was marred with injuries and last season he was in a mediocre offense. A new home could be just what he needs to thrive.

It also helps that the team had a lot of redraft interest in Harry before the draft. Now could be there time to add him as his value is low. Reports are that the Patriots were shopping him, and it appears even more likely now that they have added quite a few free agent receivers. He shouldn’t cost more than a day three pick, one that the team may have used on a receiver anyway. This is the teams’ chance to see if there interest in Harry was valid, as he could be added to the roster for a minimal cost.