The Pittsburgh Steelers fell short of their Super Bowl expectations last season, and they're looking to the draft to help them sure up some weakness to make a run at a title again next year. Here are Pittsburgh's four biggest positions of need they need to address in the draft:
The Steelers have done a good job of revamping their linebacking core by spending their past three first-round pick on linebackers (Jarvis Jones, Ryan Shazier, Bud Dupree), but need depth. James Harrison isn't sure if he'll return next season, and they need to make a decision on whether to keep Jarvis Jones long-term. Using a middle-round pick on a high-upside project would make a lot of sense for them.
3) Offensive line
Pittsburgh hsa been short on offensive line depth, and with Kelvin Beachum leaving to sign with the Jaguars, this suddenly becomes an area of concern for the Steelers. Look for the Steelers to target a guard, in particular.
Pittsburgh's secondary was easily the Achilles' heel of their team last year, and is the area they are most likely to address in a big way during the draft. The Steelers are looking to find a replacement for Will Allen at the free safety spot, and that want to use a very early pick to fill that void or provide depth, at the very least.
Speaking of that bad secondary, finding a reliable cornerback is vital to Pittsburgh's future. Head coach Mike Tomlin said they aren't going to sign a cornerback in free agency, meaning they'll take at least one or two in the draft - probably in the first round. Expect them to make a play for Clemson CB Mackensie Alexander.