East-West Shrine Bowl: Top players for the Steelers to watch
There are plenty of mid to late round prospects that the Steelers will be keeping a close eye on in the East-West Shrine Bowl.
Another year of All-star games to watch NFL hopefuls show coaches what they have to offer. The East-West Shrine bowl is one of the top games during the pre-draft process to have some future NFL players show what they got. This game will be played on Thursday at 8:30 P.M. EST.
The Steelers should be paying close attention to some of these players as they only have a couple of picks at the tail end of the draft. They need to utilize these selections wisely to try and make this roster as competitive as possible. Many of these players should intrigue the black and gold as they prove their worth through practice and during the game itself.
Center could be an interesting addition for the Steelers during the draft
Center might not seem like the biggest need for Pittsburgh heading into the draft, but it is a position they cannot ignore. Mason Cole was signed as a free agent last year and had a decent season during his first year with the Steelers. He should not be held high above the mantle as he caused issues across the offensive line as well.
Enter Ricky Stromberg as a mid-round draft pick and it would be solid value for the black and gold. They get a guy that has a ton of experience at center and could always shift to guard at the next level. Having Stromberg and Cole battle for the starting spot only causes iron to sharpen iron and could shift the loser to the left guard position. The interior of the offensive line needs an upgrade so adding Stormberg and shifting Cole to guard could be a great situation.