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 Patriots: P Corliss Waitman

Let’s have a little fun with this. Corliss Waitman should be a familiar name. He was a short-term punter for the Steelers a few years back when they needed him, and despite a strong showing, he didn’t stick around. He did land the Bronco’s punting job last season.

He performed well, averaging a healthy net average per punt. Now, to be fair, Waitman benefited from punting in the elevated conditions of Denver, but he still looked the part of a viable NFL punter. There were a lot of Steelers fans questioning if the Steelers had made the right decision sticking with the incumbent punter Pressley Harvin.

The Steelers could very well get another crack at Waitman, and if neither of the team’s punters on the roster impresses, Waitman could be welcomed back as a hero. This team hasn’t had a consistent punter in years, but if Waitman has a shot to return and the team is still lacking a capable option, Waitman would make a lot of sense.

Others considered: CB Shaun Wade

This one is a little personal to me. Shaun Wade was once seen as a top prospect in the draft, but a shift to playing outside really hurt his stock. The Ravens drafted him but traded him to the Patriots during his rookie season. He hasn’t progressed much, but I would be all for giving him a shot as the slot cornerback for this team.