Don't be shocked when the Pittsburgh Steelers do these things in the NFL Draft

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The NFL draft is only hours away as teams continue to prepare for the finishing touches on their draft boards that they hold true. The Pittsburgh Steelers have a lot of needs heading into this draft even though Mike Tomlin and Omar Khan claim there is not a major area of focus. That is all a poker face put on by this club as they try not to tip off their focus too heavily to the rest of the league.

Free agency was a portion of the offseason where the black and gold filled a ton of needs across their roster. It allows for some positions to become flexible when it comes to adding talent in the draft. Those spots will likely be put on the back burner as other needs will come to the forefront as the club will magnify their efforts of improving their roster to those specific areas.

Steelers could ignore both safety and middle linebacker in the draft

With the additions of Cole Holcomb and Elandon Roberts in free agency, middle linebacker probably will not seem like a major need. Pittsburgh would like to incorporate a young rookie upgrade at this position, but it might be too rich to add early into the draft. There are too many other areas of weakness that need additions early into the selection process that must come to help this group.

Safety is another need that has seen some changes throughout the offseason. The depth is not terrible, but the difference between Keanu Neal and Terrell Edmunds could create some issues along the way. Safety could be a sneaky day-three pick, but again, there are other positions on this roster that need talent desperately.