Steelers almost guaranteed to address these 5 needs in the 2023 NFL draft

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Cornerback still remains a top need despite some free agency additions

Patrick Peterson was signed during the start of the free agency process, but that does not make the issues at cornerback disappear. The club also brought some key depth pieces back during the free agency process like James Pierre. A lot of changes could still be made at this position with some players carrying a whopping cap number for their lack of playing time for this group.

One could imagine a world where the black and gold use two picks on this position over the next couple of days. They could use an early pick to add an upgrade on the outside corner spot or have that rookie challenge Levi Wallace at least. They could then turn towards a slot corner in the mid to late rounds of the draft to add an upgrade.

Arthur Maulet cannot be the only option in that slot role heading into the pre-season process. Either adding someone in the draft that can take those coverage duties, or an outside free agent would be the best course of action. Maulet is only a quality contributor if he is used in a specific role that he can do well. There could be a major shakeup in the secondary depending on how this draft shakes out.