3 reasons the Steelers should avoid taking a wide receiver in the 2023 NFL Draft
2. Steelers have more pressing needs on their roster
When it comes to pressing roster needs in 2023, the Pittsburgh Steelers have no shortage. Though the receiving corps could certainly use an upgrade, it's hard to justify spending more top draft capital at the position considering the investments they have made in skill players in recent years.
Not even counting the second-round pick used to acquire Chase Claypool (who is now in Chicago), the Steelers spend a combined first-round pick and two second-round picks on Najee Harris, Pat Freiermuth, and George Pickens.
All the while, Mike Tomlin and Kevin Cobert have ignored the offensive trenches over the years -- not spending more than a third-round pick on the position since 2012. Meanwhile, the cornerback depth is clearly worse than what Pittsburgh has going on at the wide receiver position, and they could be losing Cameron Sutton in free agency.
I would love for the Steelers to be able to get Kenny Pickett another weapon that could help him early in his career, but with so many pressing needs, it's hard to justify spending valuable recourses at the position with plenty of receivers under contract already.