Steelers GM confirms the positions That Steelers will draft

As most Steelers fans know, the franchise does not have a first-round pick in this year’s draft.


After trading for safety Minkah Fitzpatrick with the Miami Dolphins, the Steelers will have to find quality players in the second or third round. It seems that one area that GM Kevin Colbert will look to find is at wide receiver.


When talking to the media, Colbert acknowledged this is a deep receiver class. Out of the total six picks the Steelers have, one can think the team will use one on a receiver after his latest statement.

“Colbert on the WR depth in draft: “We do feel good about that group.,” via Gary Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “t’s a deep group. There are some dynamic players; some slot types, some big outside guys. We probably feel as good about that position as we do any other.”


However, NFL Network’s Aditi Kinkhabwala pressed the idea that the Steelers might wait until day three to do that based on who is coming back.

“#Steelers sure seem like they could use some offensive playmakers. But GM Kevin Colbert reminds us not to undervalue the return of their biggest playmaker: “We’re going to have Ben Roethlisberger available. When you have that caliber a player available, everybody’s play picks up.”


The Steelers moved on from Antonio Brown last offseason and saw JuJu Smith-Schuster fizzle after being relied on as a No. 1 option. He couldn’t handle the extra attention from opposing defenses.


Wide receiver was a revolving door after Big Ben went down, but even with Big Ben, a rebounding Smith-Schuster, James Washington, and Eric Ebron, the team is missing one key link to the puzzle.


The best option would be to draft a receiver in the third or fourth round. Van Jefferson (Florida), Tyler Johnson (Minnesota), and Devin Durvaney (Texas) would all be great options.

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