Steelers still have 4 glaring areas of weakness ahead of the NFL Draft
By Tommy Jaggi
The Pittsburgh Steelers filled some holes in free agency, but these four areas must improve as we draw close to the 2022 NFL Draft.
Most fans I’ve talked to seem to be pleased with what the Pittsburgh Steelers did during the 2022 free agency period. While I don’t agree with every signing Kevin Colbert made, I think the Steelers GM did a good job of adding quality depth to some ailing positions.
However, there is still a lot of room for improvement as we approach the NFL Draft, and I’m hoping the signings don’t end here. These four positions could still use some help prior to the 2022 NFL Draft:
Steelers must improve slot receiver
I don’t think that JuJu Smith-Schuster is an irreplaceable football player by any means. However, it was a double-blow to lose both JuJu and Ray-Ray McCloud during the same offseason.
Currently, the Steelers don’t have a quality option to man the slot position. While some believe Anthony Miller will step up to the plate as he’s reunited with Mitch Trubisky, there’s probably a reason Miller couldn’t find his way on the active roster last year.
Though slot receivers may be relatively easy to come by in the NFL, they are still important when it comes to being a security blanket for their quarterback and helping to move the chains. I don’t want the Steelers to have to pigeonhole themselves into selecting a slot receiver in the NFL Draft, so this is a position I hope they are able to add depth to before Pittsburgh is on the clock this April.