For a team that finished 8-8 and missed the playoffs, it is pretty bold to say that there are positions outside of kickers and punters that the Pittsburgh Steelers should avoid in the first round.
There is room for improvement across the board on the Steelers’ roster. Whether it is finding replacements for free-agent departures or for veterans who are no longer effective, there is a lot of work to be done in the draft.
There is so much work that general manager Kevin Colbert didn’t rule out selecting any positions.
“We won’t close the door on any position in any round,” Colbert told Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “We can’t…Once we get into free agency and the draft, I don’t see any position that’s off limits.”
Though leaving the door open on any position in the first round is a good idea in theory, it just isn’t realistic. There are a number of positions that the Steelers don’t need to draft in the first round and shouldn’t draft in the first round.
Here are five positions that the Steelers should avoid drafting in the first round.