4 takeaways from Steelers signing Vince Williams and Josh Dobbs

Vince Williams #98 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
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Alabama Crimson Tide running back Najee Harris (22). Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

Pittsburgh could be eying Najee Harris at pick 24

Najee Harris was already a player who many believed was high on Pittsburgh’s draft board. However, the likelihood of him being drafted by the Steelers in the first round may have just increased with these signings. It really seemed like a linebacker was going to be a possibility with the 24th overall pick based on the players that Mike Tomlin and Kevin Colbert have visited with. Now, I would be surprised if they went this direction early.

While the signing of Dobbs doesn’t have much bearing on what the Steelers will do with the 24th overall pick, the fact that the Steelers are making a conscious effort to bring back veteran players this offseason might be a sign that they could take a player like Harris in the first round.

Outside of maybe just center, running back is quite arguably the weakest position on the roster, and Pittsburgh’s recent signing of Kalen Ballage isn’t going to deter them from going this route early on. A running back is a position where players can typically come in and make an impact from the start of their rookie seasons. While this team clearly needs offensive line help, it may make more sense to the Steelers to go with a running back, as offensive lineman typically take longer to develop.

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One thing is for sure: the Steelers are really trying to get one last run at a Super Bowl after bringing back many of their veterans this offseason. The signings of Josh Dobbs and Vince Williams may prove to be insignificant in the end, but they could certainly throw a curveball in Pittsburgh’s offseason plans this year.