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 Seahawks: CB Tre Brown

The biggest defensive need is slot cornerback, and the Seahawks have a name that would fit well there. Tre Brown saw a lot of action during his rookie season, but since then, Seattle has revamped the cornerback room, leaving him without a fit.

While Brown has some flexibility as a cornerback, he profiles best as a slot defender given his size. While he has only appeared in 11 total games, his rookie season stood out as a solid one, and his coverage skills are definitely better than his run-defense ability. It would provide the Steelers another body to consider at a position of weakness.

My main issue with Brown is his lack of special teams work. Despite not being a regular contributor on defense, he hasn’t found a role on special teams yet either. That said, he would be a safety insurance at the slot position given the weakness of the position as a whole.

Others considered: DB Joey Blount

Joey Blount was an athletic safety that has yet to find his footing as a defensive player. The Steelers had a big interest in him during the predraft process, but he ultimately landed in Seattle. He carved out a role on special teams as a rookie, but if cut, he could find his way to the Steelers roster.