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

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Adding an offensive tackle still remains the top target in this draft

Perhaps the most obvious hole that this team will try to fill is at offensive tackle. The secret has never really been close to the vest by Pittsburgh as they routinely invested countless resources into studying this group of prospects. Rumors are out there about this club trying to move up, and most believe that they will likely try to jump in front of a couple of tackle-needy teams.

Neither starting tackle for the Steelers should feel an overwhelming thought of job security as they enter this weekend. Dan Moore Jr. is the starter at left tackle and that position will be the top target to upgrade for this team. Chuks Okorafor is the starting right tackle, but if a trade fails, his spot on the right side might be in jeopardy sooner than expected.

There are four top tackles in this draft, and they all seem to be rising draft boards as the first round gets closer. Two are top left tackle prospects that will likely go within the top 15 and the other is a potential guard at the next level. The top right tackle in this class could very well be the pick at 17 if the Steelers fail to trade up. Some names to monitor as night one gets closer are Paris Johnson Jr., Broderick Jones, Peter Skoronski, and Darnell Wright.

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