The Pittsburgh Steelers have a serious issue to address now with the latest developments regarding the roster. With the upcoming draft, the Steelers have to decide on what the philosophy of the future is. The question I bring up is can they make that decision? Let us discuss this.
With the latest developments of Terrell Edmunds parting ways with the Steelers, now the outlook for the draft has been shaken to the core, whether Pittsburgh was ready or not. Pittsburgh must address many holes in the roster, but the key is which puzzle pieces to grab first.
We saw during the opening of free agency the Steelers tried to replace Dan Moore and came up short. The rookie tackle class is robust this year. Even with the signing of Patrick Peterson, cornerback is still a long-term need for the future. The health of Kenny Pickett and offensive production is also a need. How should they solve this puzzle?
In my eyes, the future is in Kenny. If a quality, day-one starter is sitting in their lap at pick 17, you cannot pass that up. The offensive line has been an ugly thorn that shows up occasionally, and if they have a chance to remedy that issue, do it. They have already missed out on all-star talent in the past. It would hurt to make that same mistake twice.
Do they take safety? I don’t think so. When we drafted Edmunds, many critics said it was a reach. If we get the protection and the same reaction happens, could we see the same fate?
Could they go corner? Yes, they could. The beauty of this new situation is they have options, and if they play their cards right, they can either fold or flush.
Lastly, is a wide receiver a need? Maybe, but I do not worry about wideouts because they are a factory at producing great players in that role.
Let the games begin!