4 positions the Steelers haven’t addressed enough after the draft
Depth at the edge position has been mostly neglected this offseason
The edge position, otherwise known as outside linebacker, is set when it comes to the starters for this team. T.J. Watt and Alex Highsmith are the two main guys at the position and were a good duo in 2021. The depth behind them became a problem last year as Watt missed some time due to injury.
Melvin Ingram was the big name brought onto the team late last offseason and seemed like a good option. He did not like his role and was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs halfway through the year. That left a giant hole for the position in terms of depth.
Now the Steelers head into 2022 with mostly the same situation intact. They have not added much in free agency besides signing Genard Avery. He is a depth player that really has not done much in the NFL since his rookie season, which seemed like a promising young career then.
This will be a major area of focus as the depth is thin to say the least. Perhaps the club still has plans of bringing another free agent into the fold and that seems to be a wise decision. They need proven players that can jump onto the field and impact the game in a positive light when Watt or Highsmith need a breather.