One realistic free agent target at every position for the Steelers

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Steelers could land a top defensive lineman

The Steelers defensive line, to me, is a bigger need than their offensive line. While everyone is quick to attack the blockers, that group got better over time and has five players that could actually return to start in 2023. The defensive line needs another capable defensive end and a better nose tackle.

Dalvin Tomlinson was once seen as one of the better run defenders in the league. He has seemingly shifted his focus from his stifling run defense to getting better as a pass rusher. This hasn't necessarily yielded higher sack totals, but teams have taken notice. Pro Football Focus handed him the 14th-best pass-rush grade among interior defenders last season. If the Steelers wanted to make a splash though, Tomlinson would certainly fit that bill.

Tomlinson could play nose tackle in base defense and serve as an interior pass rusher in sub-package defense. He can also play end, although he is a tad smaller than I would like at the position. Tomlinson won’t come cheap, but if the team wanted to add a quality player in free agency and fill out the remainder of the roster in the draft, Tomlinson could be a top target.