5 things the Pittsburgh Steelers are asking Santa for Christmas this year
The offensive line needs stability and growth
This offensive line has been improving slowly but surely throughout the year. They have dealt with injuries and shuffling along to try and give Ben Roethlisberger enough time to make some plays and create room for Najee Harris to run the football.
The major concerns are the lack of depth and some starters not coming back after the year concludes, Trai Turner has not worked out and he will be gone after this season and Kendrick Green should not be the starting center. At least one of the starting tackle spots needs to find improvement as well.
Perhaps addressing the center position and sliding Green back to his natural guard spot would make a lot of positive improvements to this front. Getting a center in the draft then adding a solid right tackle would potentially really help this group along. Finding solid depth pieces that could challenge for a starting role will also need to be found as well.
Some centers that could be options for this team are Tyler Linderbaum, Ryan Jensen, and Ben Jones. All would be upgrades over the current starter. Linderbaum would be a great selection in the draft but he would have to be a first-round selection, that is if he isn’t already taken.
Right tackle might be the other major need as Chuks Okorafor is not the answer. He isn’t having his worst season but he is not a solid starter in this league and improvement must be found. Some interesting names could be Ikem Okwonu, Charles Cross, Trenton Brown, and Morgan Moses.