3 biggest weaknesses on the Steelers roster

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1. Slot cornerback

Since before the 2023 free agency period even started, you could have made the case that slot cornerback was the weakest overall position on the roster. This group consisted of just an aging Arthur Maulet who was a liability in passing situations last season. Now there's a chance that it got even worse.

After not signing a slot cornerback early in free agency, the Steelers elected to forego the position in the NFL Draft. Though they did draft two cornerbacks, it's highly unlikely that either Joey Porter Jr. or Cory Trice Jr. will be the inside cornerback in nickel and dime situations in the NFL, considering their long frames and their roles at the collegiate level.

As the NFL Draft was coming to a close, the Steelers signed veteran CB Chandon Sullivan. Despite extensive experience in the slot over the past few years, the results on the field have arguably been worse than what we've seen from Arthur Maulet in the past.

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Patrick Peterson took some slot reps at Steelers OTAs, but the 33-year-old has never played more than a few snaps from the slot in any given season. I would love to see Pittsburgh round out their team by adding a true slot cornerback, as this certainly has a chance to be the worst position on the Steelers roster in 2023.