The Pittsburgh Steelers were surprisingly busy little bees during the first wave of free agency.
Kevin Colbert, Steelers director of football operations, shelled out over $63 million dollars in contracts to lock up eight players.
Unusual to say the least for the normally free agent shy franchise.
The moves were solid and addressed various needs.
Bringing back Ryan Clark and signing Will Allen from Tampa Bay strengthens the safety position. Add to that a guy named Polamalu coming back healthy, and safety is no longer a deep concern.
All-Pro NT Casey Hampton was re-upped and kicker Jeff Reed was given the franchise tag to stay with the black and gold.
The biggest free agent signing was the return of ILB Larry Foote. Pittsburgh missed his aggressiveness and run stuffing ability in the middle.
He's returned from his exile in Detroit and will battle Lawrence Timmons for the starting job.
No matter what happens in that battle, the Steelers have the best linebacker depth in the NFL with Timmons, Foote, James Farrior, James Harrison, LaMarr Woodley, and Keyaron Fox.
The wide receiver position was strengthened with fan-favorite Antwaan Randle-El returning, and the signing of Arnaz Battle from the 49ers.
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With the first wave of free agency over, Colbert and company now turn their attention to the NFL Draft.
Do they draft for need or take the best player available?
The Steelers need help at offensive line, defensive line and corner, but if a Rolando McClain or Taylor Mays is available—will Pittsburgh pull the trigger?
Here's a look at some of the players the Steelers may target in the first round.