New Years resolutions mediocre Steelers must make in 2023
Steelers need to update their draft policy
The way the Steelers draft is outdated and has begun to fail them down the stretch. While they have hit on quite a few players, the draft has become a game of chess with general managers moving pieces in various ways. The Steelers, meanwhile, have seemingly been playing checkers all this time and sticking to the same strategy every year.
While their process of choosing targets is fine, they could do with focusing a little less on athletics and more on the college production and film of players. As well, they need to be more willing to move around in the draft. Colbert was keen on taking the top-rated player on their board no matter if they could have moved to get him. Because of this, the Steelers rarely traded back and quired more draft picks.
Even after the draft, the team has a very outdated policy with undrafted players. The Steelers are so frugal with contracts it has severely limited the quality of undrafted free agents that they have brought in. More aggressive signing bonuses and even some portions of contracts guaranteed would allow them to bring in better-undrafted options to the roster. The draft process needs a major update from Khan in 2023.
The Steelers are facing another critical offseason and this year that is accompanied by a new regime at the helm. With the new year upon us, these four resolutions will be critical for the team to get back to their competitive ways past this disappointing 2022 campaign.