Steelers mock offseason: Building Pittsburgh's roster from the ground up in 2024

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Steelers draft prep

With free agency in the books, I don’t hate where this team is, but I also don’t love it. I feel like we got a couple of fine starters. I really wanted to land a big splash name along the defensive line, but nothing materialized. That said, Nichols can be a fine starter in the short term.

McKinney is the biggest name that was brought in, as he can be a more viable and consistent strong safety for this team. There is also the potential for him to play some free safety at times if the Steelers want to continue to move him around. Townsend gives this team their first solid punter in decades.

I like Bryant in the slot, and I am also higher on Hennessy than most. That said, neither will prohibit me from addressing their position in the draft. I’m comfortable with Bryant in the slot and looking for another outside cornerback.

While not the biggest need (I would argue that is still center), I really want to take advantage of this tackle class. My goal is to land a center in the second round and also try to find a developmental defensive lineman. I’m also not opposed to moving around, but the price has to be right.