Steelers will focus on these 8 positions once free agency begins
The secondary could really be in a state of flux once free agency begins with the number of players that will hit the open market. It is possible that the Steelers will lose two starting cornerbacks this year and that will be a major concern as the offseason plays out. Joe Haden and Ahkello Witherspoon will likely leave the team and sign elsewhere. It is going to be a new-looking positional group when 2022 rolls around.
This crop of free agents at the position has some depth but focusing on the draft might be another good option. There are some good prospects coming out of college but with the amount the black and gold might lose in free agency they might have to double-dip. Signing a free agent and drafting a corner might be the route this club needs to take.
Carlton Davis, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Carlton Davis was one of the best members of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense when he was on the field. The biggest concern for this player is his struggle to stay on the grass due to injury issues. He continues to get hurt throughout his career but when he plays, he is a tough press corner. He would likely be best as a borderline number one corner, but his best play would be the second option in a good cornerback room.
Darious Williams, LA Rams
Darious Williams was one of the unknowns about the Rams defense this past year as many thought he could be a weak link but he was the opposite. He played well and will get a handsome payday when he can start negotiating. He is a smaller corner with a twitch that makes him sticky in coverage. His pathway to this point in his career reminds many of Mike Hilton but he mostly plays on the outside, which the Steelers are searching for.