Pittsburgh Steelers Draft Talk: Top Three Positions of Need

The Pittsburgh Steelers are in need of a boost after failing to make the playoffs in 2018. Here’s a look at the top three positions of need in the 2019 NFL Draft for the black and gold.


Inside Linebacker

Jon Bostic, L.J. Fort, and Vince Williams did their best to play like pro bowlers as Ryan Shazier missed the entire season due his injury from the 2017 campaign.

It’s important for the Pittsburgh Steelers to get another impact player to be a key cog in the middle of the field and bring more effective communication to the LB unit.

Shazier was terrific at going sideline to sideline and making plays with sacks, tackles for a loss and interceptions.

Prospects that make sense for the Steelers include Germaine Pratt from N.C. State who had 10.5 tackles for a loss and over 100 tackles total. The book on him is that he can go sideline to sideline.


Enough is enough.

DaBurgh has been longing for a staple in the secondary, especially at the cornerback spot.

Joe Haden isn’t the same player that he used to be in Cleveland and Artie Burns hasn’t wowed any of the Pittsburgh faithful.

Steven Nelson has a bright future, but his ceiling isn’t high.

The Steelers have to beef up their secondary after tinkering with the LB group.

This is because in a few years Big Ben may not be in the NFL and therefore it would help if the black and gold took the time to get extremely talented on defense. It would certainly help the young QB charged with the task of replacing Big Ben.

Byron Murphy out of Washington would fit in well with the black and gold. The corner was known to swarm around the football and had seven picks for a good Huskies defense.


Tight End/Wide Receiver

The more fuel the Pittsburgh Steelers can add to its offense the better.

It would be beneficial to take a pass catching tight end and therefore, create a lethal tight end duo with Vance McDonald.

Or drafting another receiver would help since their WR core just lost Antonio Brown.

San Jose State tight end Josh Oliver fits the bill as a pass catcher and had 56 catches for over 700 yards and four TDs.

A.J. Brown from Ole Miss and Deebo Samuel from South Carolina made defense live in fear of their speed.

The playmakers racked up plenty of yards and could bode well for the Steelers offense, which loves to get creative with its play calling.

If the Steelers can fill these holes in the draft, then expect another playoff caliber season from them in 2019.

What do you feel is the top position of need for the Pittsburgh Steelers? Leave a comment below.

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