Steelers must fix the position of the wide receiver in the draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been some of the biggest spenders throughout the early part of the 2022 season. They raised their offensive, central, defensive line and back positions just hours into the new league year. But there are two stark areas in dire need of filling for the Steelers.

More important is the solid safety posture, but this article is not about safety because the team doesn’t have depth to the site, and they don’t have a head start. I expect the Steelers to sign a strong safety, whether it’s Terrell Edmonds or someone else.

Another stand would be a wide receiver. Receivers Chase Claypool and Deontay Johnson still have the list, but they don’t have anyone else. Instead of spending big bucks on the job at free agency, the Steelers are gearing up to draft several receivers during the first four rounds of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Earlier in this casual process, I swore the Steelers needed a veteran in the receiver. While it would be nice to have a leader in this young offensive group, I don’t think all of this is necessary on a large scale. Also, with the amount of receiving talent brought into the draft, once again, the Steelers could add several talented receivers for nearly a minimal dollar. The spacious reception site is one of the places where savings can be found by avoiding the free agency and constant crafting of the venue.

You may be thinking to yourself, there’s no way the Steelers will spend two of their first four draft picks at the receiver, but consider what other moves they’ve made so far and where the remaining holes are on the roster. They don’t have to craft an offensive line, a defensive line, a full back or a back corner. It would be nice if they did, but they don’t have to. The only points to address now are the strong security and reception. And as mentioned earlier, I fully expect a solid security filling with a recent maven signing.

While expected, the Steelers lost JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Washington and Ray Ray McCloud all within 24 hours, I find it hard to believe the team would be looking for veterans elsewhere. This means that the only real option is to use the draft. Veteran receivers will not be as good as the best draft potential for potential customers and should not be considered viable options.

But what do you think? Will the Steelers use multiple draft picks on wide receivers? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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