Offseason catastrophes Steelers must avoid in 2023
Steelers must avoid fixating on one position early in the NFL Draft
More than anything else, the Pittsburgh Steelers need to avoid fixating on one position early in the NFL Draft. They can’t expect to run it back with essentially the same team and expect significantly better results. That’s just not logical. Instead, real improvements need to be made, and that starts with Mike Tomlin.
Too often in the past, Pittsburgh’s brass has narrowed in on just position during the pre-draft process. Instead of adequately evaluating the entire draft class to see where the value lies, they fixate on a position that needs to be filled. The proof is in the pudding.
In the 2018 NFL Draft, they were determined to take a safety and settled with Terrell Edmunds. In 2019, they spent a king’s ransom trading up for Devin Bush. Over the past two years, the Steelers were locked into running back and quarterback respectively.
While this may work out for them sometimes and it’s fortunate when the talent lines up with what they need, they can’t be so quick to ignore more important positions and better players — even if they don’t fill immediate needs as well. This is an area of their front office that I hope improves with the GM changes.