4 positional players the Steelers can upgrade in the draft
By Andrew Falce
The draft is just around the corner, and the Steelers roster is mostly set. While they may still add some budget-free agents, it likely won’t impact their draft plans that much. While some considerable changes have been made to the roster, there are still a lot of holes that need to be filled by a potential improvement for 2023.
In particular, these four positions stick out as sore thumbs, as the talent there isn’t great, and the team should use the draft to better these groups. While the team can rely on the veterans there for the short term, they need to invest in a better, more permanent solution. Here are the four positions that the Steelers need to upgrade in the draft.
Steelers could find a new offensive tackle
Offensive tackle is a hard one to nail down. While I'm confident that the team will add a tackle at some point in this draft, I’m not sure it will be a top pick and I’m even less confident that a rookie tackle will start. That said, with the interior of this line being so heavily invested in previous years, the tackles are the last remaining spots that need some improvements.
If there is an instant starter for this team, it will likely come at the expense of Dan Moore, as Chukwuma Okorafor is locked in given his contract for the next season. On the other side of things, this team could invest in a right tackle to sit for the season and take over in 2024. I’m not sure what the ultimate path will be, but the Steelers need to invest in their tackles.