The Pittsburgh Steelers have many needs to meet before their offseason ends and the season begins.
It will be difficult for the Steelers to meet their free agency needs with the limited amount of ceiling space. They could do more ceiling maneuvers and sign other free agents, but it’s more likely that they’ll go through the draft. It doesn’t matter if they sign free agents or pick their next players to those positions in April, they’ll need to fill those needs before the season begins.
These three are the most important to complete before you can comfortably advance without hesitation to the positions on this list. There have been numerous cap losses over the past two weeks as the list changes from previous years. It could be a blessing in disguise or a disaster depending on what the team can accomplish with their replacements.
Cornerback needs a replacement
Mike Hilton left via free agency as he signed a nice contract with the Cincinnati Bengals. Cam Sutton a resigned with the squad, which is great, but Steven Nelson demanded a trade from Steel City. He wants to cash now after two great seasons with the Steelers. This was very shocking news as it was rumored that he could possibly get a team extension this offseason, but it looks like these negotiations have turned south and now he wants out.
If he is traded, there will be a major need for the cornerback. Sutton is there, but the team will have to fill the hole left at the nickel or the opposite corner of Joe Haden. Free agency could still be an option as there are still decent options out there, but it should be cheap. The other option would be to address this issue during the draft.