The Steelers need to add depth at the wide receiver position, and it is looking like they will have to do it through the draft.
Pittsburgh should be trying to add youth to its increasingly geriatric roster. Its current crop of receivers is serviceable, but unremarkable.
Mike Wallace predictably took his ability to drop passes to Miami, leaving Antonio Brown as Pittsburgh’s best receiving option. The rest of the Steelers' motley receiving crew is made up of Emmanuel Sanders (who is officially a Steeler for at least one more year), Jerricho Cotchery and Plaxico Burress.
Ben Roethlisberger needs some help if his offense hopes to compete against three solid defenses in the AFC North. The lack of a consistent running game and Heath Miller’s ACL injury are just more proof that the Steelers could use a young stud to make Roethlisberger’s life easier.
Since the Steelers are too proud of an organization to dip into the free agency pool, the draft is their best bet for bolstering their roster. Who knows, maybe they can nab a prospect who will develop into the next Torrey Smith or Julio Jones.
The Steelers have a lot of needs this offseason, but they should spend at least one high pick on a receiver. There are a few standouts in the 2013 NFL draft class who could immediately have an impact in Pittsburgh.