5 Last-minute trades that would instantly make the Steelers serious contenders

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4. Steelers could trade for Trent Brown

My only offensive player on this list, Trent Brown is having one of his best seasons as a professional, but it is unfortunately going to waste on a Patriots team that has struggled to get going. Even after upsetting the Bills, this team still finds itself near the cellar of the AFC and will likely not be competing this year.

Brown is a massive tackle built like how the Steelers like them. He can struggle with speed rushers at times but uses his frame to bully opposing defenders. While he has been mostly a left tackle this season, he has experience on both sides and would like to move to the right tackle spot for the Steelers.

This would allow the team to, in turn, trade either Chukwuma Okorafor or Dan Moore to make room for Brown. This keeps the Steelers three tackles deep and provides them an instant upgrade in Brown. For a team that has struggled to contain edge rushers on either side of the line, landing a huge upgrade in Brown could be a turning point.

Assuming the Patriots look to sell at the deadline, Brown makes a lot of sense for the Steelers. They get some added power to their line as they attempt to make a playoff push and could shed some dead weight elsewhere. New England is no stranger to trading away players, and Brown could pay early dividends for this team.