3 moves Steelers need to make, regardless of how the 2021 season ends
Steelers must address the offensive line
After drafting Kendrick Green to address the canter position in 2021, they can put some additional players beside him to bolster the offensive line in a hurry.
They do this two ways. First, they sign one of the top UFA’s to give them needed help on the line at the season’s end. If the Steelers trade Edmunds then they no longer need to worry about signing him. Then they can take that money and invest in Brandon Scherff.
Ranked by ESPN as one of the top three offensive linemen, he would make a valuable addition. He excels in run blocking and has a 75% win rate in pass blocking. He’s also an excellent pass blocker too. He would certainly protect whoever leads the offense in 2022. Adding him could also certainly help open holes for Najee Harris as well.
After raiding free agency, their next move should be to draft either Darian Kinnard, OT from Kentucky. He is 6’5” 342. The second option they should consider would be Abraham Lucas, OT Washington State. At 6’7” 318lbs he’s only the fourth largest offensive tackle prospect in the 2022 draft. Adding him with Scherff at guard could do wonders. A third option could come from Penn State. It would be none other than Rasheed Walker, their 6’6” 310lb tackle. Either of these tackles would be adequate to add to pass protection and open up the running game.
Other options they could pursue are Evan Neal, Trevor Penning, or Daniel Faalele. These three tackles are currently the top three ranked tackles. It’s hard to project if either of them would still be on the draft board in the second round, especially if the Steelers go for a quarterback in the first round. Regardless Pittsburgh needs to have one of the mon their shortlist.