The Pittsburgh Steelers have approximately $25 million worth of cap space which they need to free up. Therefore, they will have little to no money to use during free agency. Other than possibly re-signing wide receiver Mike Wallace, most of the team's major moves will be made through the 2012 NFL Draft.
Now, the Steelers still have a pretty solid team, with the exception of depth at a few positions. Point blank: They have numerous key players who are aging and need to work on getting some youth on the roster as soon as possible in order to start seasoning them to take over the roles of very talented veterans.
At nose tackle, starter Casey Hampton just underwent his third ACL surgery and the timetable for his return is questionable. His backup, Chris Poke, just recently retired. Taking a nose tackle with their top pick may not be a bad idea, especially if they have a shot at Dontari Poe.
Should the Steelers decide not to fulfill any nose tackle needs in the first round, their next biggest concern could very well be the offensive line. Georgia’s Cordy Glenn is a player the Steelers are said to be looking at and he could be useful at a few different positions.
Inside linebacker and safety are two positions of concern on the defensive side of the ball due to aging veterans. Both of these positions will be looked to in the draft as well.
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