Ranking the Steelers biggest needs ahead of the NFL Draft
By Andrew Falce
Steelers need number 2: WR
I’m not sure how you can argue that a receiver isn’t a huge need for this team. You have a young and developing quarterback that needs weapons, and he only has two proven weapons at the position. While many fans are banking on Calvin Austin filling that third role, he missed his entire rookie season and shouldn’t be counted on. Even if he is ready to start, being four deep at the receiver is important.
I was personally hoping that the Steelers would have added a veteran at the position. There were a few cheaper slot options that just made sense. Now though, it appears as though a rookie will have to fill that spot, as the team hasn’t shown any significant interest in signing anyone. More than likely, a receiver will be added in the first four rounds.
Pickett needs more weapons to aid in his development, and it appears as though Pittsburgh will continue to add rookies to the mix. You can’t only have two proven receivers around in a competitive offense. With other needs getting at least band-aids, receiver has shot up to a significant need and will need to be addressed early in the draft.