5 positions the Steelers could trade for to improve their depth

Robert Quinn #94 of the Chicago Bears. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)
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Middle linebacker Eric Kendricks #54 of the Minnesota Vikings takes the field against. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /

Getting high-caliber linebackers in the middle of the Steelers defense is vital

The middle linebacker spot remains where most of the defensive “signal callers” stay on the field. They normally are the players making calls and getting their fellow teammates set up correctly before the snap is made. This is one of the most important communicative positions for a defensive player on the football field.

Right now, Devin Bush and Myles Jack enter training camp as the two starters for this defense. Both are coming off some down years and look to prove themselves to the NFL. They are also in different places in their careers now.

Looking for a trade might be the Steelers best option if they do not like what they see in the pre-season. They have time to evaluate their internal talent before looking elsewhere. They took a wait-and-see approach last year before acquiring Joe Schobert via trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

That trade did not work out too well for the Steelers, but maybe getting someone like Eric Kendricks would do wonders. He is still young and can fly around the field, kind of what people expect Bush to be. His name has popped up in the rumor circles before and would be an interesting option for the black and gold.