3 reasons Steelers should steer clear of Jordan Addison at pick 17

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2. Addison and Diontae Johnson offer the same things to the Steelers

Even if the Pittsburgh Steelers are head over heels for Jordan Addison, there's another problem: Diontae Johnson is still here. Pittsburgh gave Johnson a sizeable contract extension just last offseason that paid him over $18 million in new annual earnings.

This is obviously a lot to give up for a receiver with his inconsistencies, and after taking a step back last season, many fans are ready to move on. The problem is that the Steelers can't get out of Johnson's contract for at least another season as the team would have to eat a substantial amount of money as a dead cap hit.

Not only is Johnson stuck under contract with the team, but he and Addison share a similar skill set. Both receivers are good (but not great) athletes who are undersized for outside receivers and they win with finesse and route running. Though I'd love to see Johnson's market share go down, the Steelers would be spending a first-round pick on a player who offers very similar things.

I feel like one of the biggest problems with the passing game in Pittsburgh right now is that the target distribution is off. George Pickens and Pat Freiermuth need to start seeing more looks considering how efficient they have been early in their careers. If Addison is added to the mix, it will make even fewer opportunities for their other promising players who still aren't seeing enough looks.