Making a wise acquisition might be just as vital as avoiding a costly offseason error. If general manager Omar Khan and his team are to advance in the rankings, they cannot afford to waste resources in an ineffective way. The Steelers would have a high chance of winning if they could avoid these three mistakes.
3.Let Cameron Sutton to depart.
Last season, the Steelers struggled to defend the pass, and Sutton was by far the team’s best cornerback. The fact that he will be eligible for free agency is not ideal for Pittsburgh.
It’s likely that the team will use its first-round selection to select a cornerback with the potential to make their debut straight away. Some fans could conclude Sutton is disposable as a result of that. If the Steelers want to truly improve their pass defense, they need to complement what they already have rather than merely trying to find a potential upgrade over Sutton.
2. Overdraft Ringo, Kelee
Ringo possesses all the physical aptitude needed to start at the top level in the NFL. Sadly, his technique at Georgia the previous season was quite lacking. Because of this, the Steelers shouldn’t take a chance on him in the first round.
If Pittsburgh decides to address the cornerback issue with the No. 17 overall pick, they should have a ton of great alternatives at their disposal. One person who appears to be there and is more eager to play straight away than Ringo is Joey Porter Jr. Maryland defender Deonte Banks would even be a better option due to his unique combination of size and speed.
1. Reintroduce JuJu Smith-Schuster to the team
It makes sense for the Steelers to keep acquiring weapons for Pickett in the offseason. In a weak wide receiver class, Smith-Schuster enters free agency as one of the top alternatives. He was a beloved player in Pittsburgh.
That does not imply that the Steelers ought to invite him to return for sentimental reasons. He would slightly improve their team in 2023, but Pittsburgh won’t be able to afford the cap space needed to sign him this offseason.