Best remaining free agent targets for Steelers at big positions of need

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Those that pay attention to the football team that calls Pittsburgh home know that they have been active. Free agency has been an ongoing process as they just signed Keanu Neal and Breiden Fehoko to uplift their roster. Neal seems to be positioned to start right now, but do not be surprised if the Steelers draft someone to take over the starting role. Fehoko is added depth that should challenge Montravius Adams for the potential nose tackle role.

Adding these two cement depth pieces, that could turn out to be bigger role players than most would imagine upon their signings. Plenty of free agents continue to sit out there looking for new contracts in the NFL. Adding talent through the draft seems to be the top priority right now, but free agency could still be looked at for different positions, especially if they are not addressed in the draft.

Adding another run stopper up front could be an option after the draft

Fehoko is a solid run stopper on the defensive front, but there are other free agents available that could be seen as an upgrade. Both Adams and Fehoko should not be seen as proven players, but they could challenge for the starting nose tackle role on the defense if all else fails. It seems more likely than not that the black and gold will try and draft a defensive lineman early to fill the nose tackle spot and expand their role as the season progresses.

That would be an ideal situation with names like Keeanu Benton, Mazi Smith, and Gervon Dexter being available on day two of the draft. If none of those guys become members of the Steelers, then Poona Ford could be a viable option on the open market. He is a solid run stopper and has a ton of experience that could influence the black and gold to expand his role into a rotational basis with Cam Heyward and Larry Ogunjobi.