One player from every NFL team Steelers must try to obtain

  • Could Steelers poach an athletic developmental QB?
  • Some high picks that haven't worked out for other teams could be added depth for Pittsburgh

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Steelers target from Raiders: OC Hroniss Grasu

The Raiders roster has a few names that make sense for the Steelers. There are a few backup running backs that could fill in as well as some defensive backs that would make sense. Ultimately, I settled on some interior line help. Hroniss Grasu is a well-versed backup with a lot of experience.

Grasu was a former early-round draft pick for the Bears that quickly fizzled out as a starter. He has since bounced around the league, serving as a backup in various cities before landing with the Raiders last year. He has plenty of pro center reps, and while his play is far from elite, it could be an upgrade from the current backup center options on the roster.

The Steelers are banking on good health from Cole, and while you can’t be deep at every position, this is a team that wants to run the ball a lot this year. They need a capable backup center in case of emergency. Grasu would certainly fit that bill and would be a viable target from the Raiders roster.

Others considered: DB Jaquon Johnson

Jaquon Johnson is a versatile defender in the backfield of a defense. He can play either safety spot and has the size to work in the slot. More notably, he is also a great special teams player. If he were more of a slot-capable player, he likely would have been the target, but he still has value as a backup and special teams player.