3 free agents that could bolster Steelers roster following the 2021 season

Washington Football Team offensive guard Brandon Scherff (75). Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports
Washington Football Team offensive guard Brandon Scherff (75). Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports /
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The NFL trade deadline has passed and the Steelers are looking onward to the future. Will the Steelers see any potential talent in the next batch of free agents? 

Tuesday, November 6th was the last day for franchises to submit trades proposals. Teams across the NFL were granted the opportunity of searching the market for players who could add value to their roster. If used correctly, the trade deadline acted as a helping hand.

Front offices followed through with the decision to work diligently with hopes of strengthening their playoff chances. The day was long for Steelers executives. With an abundance of talent available, it was clear that some transactions had to wait until the season was over.

Pittsburgh’s transactions during the deadline were short and sweet. Mike Tomlin and his staff were prepared to make moves that would align the team up for success. When the 4 pm deadline had passed, the Steelers could only account for one transaction. Their decision to trade Veteran linebacker Melvin Ingram III to the Kansas City Chiefs has left the Steeler Nation to ponder.

What players would Pittsburgh be interested in during the offseason?

Steelers should pursue OG Brandon Scherff in 2022

Running the football is a tradition in Pittsburgh. Chuck Knoll, Bill Cowher, and Mike Tomlin have all shared the same desire to be “run first” oriented. Legends such as Franco Harris and Jerome Bettis have won championships by following their blockers. Najee Harris has been waiting for an opportunity to do the same. Pittsburgh’s rookie running back has averaged 3.7 yards per carry throughout the seven games.

According to ESPN.com, the Steelers offense has attempted 163 carries this season. Harris is responsible for seventy-nine percent of them.

Creating lanes to run has been an issue for the Steelers for quite some time. Many believed that James Connor was the issue in past seasons, but it’s the offensive line. Veteran leadership would give the Steelers the advantage they need at the line of scrimmage. Brandon Scherff could be the right man for the job. Throughout his career, Scherff has shown that he can make a difference. His experiences with the Washington Football Team could solve the Steelers’ rushing woes.