3 remaining holes Pittsburgh Steelers must fill on Day 3 of 2023 NFL Draft

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The Pittsburgh Steelers pulled off one of the best drafts in franchise history over the course of the first two days of the 2023 NFL Draft. They found immediate starters who will be long-term contributors at offensive tackle, cornerback, and nose tackle. They traded back in the third round and still pulled off what could end up being the biggest steal of the entire draft with Darnell Washington.

Thanks to other trades, the Steelers are pretty light on Day 3 draft capital. They acquired a late-fourth-round pick by trading back in the third, but won't pick again until the seventh round. Pittsburgh has two picks in the seventh at #241 and #251 overall.

The Steelers don't have too many dire needs left but could use depth at some defensive positions. So here are three positions Omar Khan could try to fill out with Day 3 picks.

3. Steelers must target Inside Linebacker

The Steelers went to great lengths to overhaul the inside linebacker position this offseason. They swapped out Myles Jack and Devin Bush for Cole Holcomb and Elandon Roberts. Mark Robinson remains, but he's still a bit of a project or a situational player at best.

Despite these moves, Pittsburgh still needs an inside linebacker they can rely on in passing situations. Holcomb is solid and will probably remain on the field because of his smarts and ability to call the defense. But Roberts and Robinson are downhill, run-stuffing backers who could be liabilities in coverage.

Luckily, there are plenty of athletic, relatively undersized linebackers available on Day 3. Omar Khan and company should target someone who can reliably cover tight ends and running backs and won't embarrass himself (*cough* Robert Spillane *cough*) against wide receivers.

Possible Targets: Shaka Heyward, Sirvocea Dennis, Charlie Thomas