5 bargain free agents Steelers should consider signing before the 2023 NFL Draft

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If left tackle is a need after the draft, then a known name could join the team

One of the worst kept secrets is the depths of time and attention that the Steelers have shown toward the offensive lineman in the draft. They will likely try to land one of the top four prospects at tackle, but that is always a tough position to gauge on night one of the draft. It is projected that the top three will go in the top 12 picks of the upcoming draft. That will likely leave only Darnell Wright to be the potential selection for Pittsburgh if they fail to trade up.

There are tons of scenarios that you could walk through when you dissect who other clubs might choose. One thing is for sure, offensive tackles usually go early and often in round one as their stocks rise as the event gets closer. If there are no top tackles left, then this need could suffer from quality prospects in the later rounds.

One name to keep an eye on, especially if left tackle is not addressed early in the draft is Taylor Lewan. He is not at the same level of talent that he once was and is seemingly injury prone as his history suggests. He is available and would be a nice addition to upgrade over Dan Moore Jr. on the left side. Even if Wright is the first-round selection, he is more comfortable on the right side. Bringing in Lewan would cement the group in its entirety.