3 Positions Steelers Must Target in NFL Draft to Increase Playoff Odds

Ohio State Buckeyes offensive lineman Paris Johnson Jr. lifts tight end Cade Stover after he caught a touchdown last season.
Ohio State Buckeyes offensive lineman Paris Johnson Jr. lifts tight end Cade Stover after he caught a touchdown last season. / Adam Cairns / USA TODAY NETWORK

The Steelers narrowly missed the playoffs last season but expect a step forward next year with the development of Kenny Pickett. There are three critical positions Pittsburgh needs to address in the NFL Draft to increase their chances of returning to the postseason and maximizing Pickett's success.

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3 Positions Steelers Must Target in NFL Draft

With a potential quarterback-of-the-future and talented playmakers on both sides of the ball, there is a lot to like about the Steelers' roster. If they address these three positions, these current +6000 odds will prove to be a steal, ESPECIALLY with the incredible bet insurance provided by Caesars.

1. Offensive Tackle

While the Steelers' offensive line played well in the second half of the season, it's obvious upgrades are needed. Pittsburgh's running backs struggled all year to find room to operate, as evidenced by Najee Harris's 3.8 yards per carry, so upgrading the tackle positions should be a priority for the Steelers' front office.

I'd focus on left tackle to protect Pickett's blindside, as stud players like Broderick Jones and Paris Johnson Jr. should be available in the first round. If Pittsburgh can field an improved offensive line, it'll go a long way toward enabling Pickett and Harris to maximize their potential.

2. Wide Receiver

Speaking of maximizing Pickett's potential, it's time for our annual "How Did the Steelers Get This Wide Receiver So Late?" conversation. No team in the NFL is better at turning mid-round wide receivers into productive players, and Pittsburgh needs an upgrade behind Diontae Johnson and George Pickens.

With a number of intriguing mid-round receivers available, I expect the Steelers to spend a pick within the first four rounds on one. Especially with Johnson's struggles this year and the talented offenses in the AFC, Pittsburgh should invest in playmakers to keep pace.

3. Inside Linebacker

The Steelers have elite players on the defensive line and in the secondary but lack that same juice in the linebacking room. Devin Bush and Myles Jack haven't taken the leaps Pittsburgh hoped for, so injecting some energy into the position would provide a boon for the defense.

Only Jack projects to be a starter next season. With several valuable players available in free agency, I wouldn't be surprised to see the Steelers make a push for Tremaine Edmunds or T.J. Edwards. If they don't want to spend that kind of money though, expect Pittsburgh to target a linebacker in the draft.

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