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What position would you want the Steelers to target in Round 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft?

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a lot of team needs, but what position should they target with their top pick in the draft?

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The Pittsburgh Steelers, like all 32 NFL teams, have their share of needs heading into the 2021 NFL Draft. With the salary cap dropping for the first time in league history, teams have not been able to spend as freely as usual, putting more of an emphasis on the upcoming selection process.

With that said, it begs the question of which position the Steelers should target with their first round pick (No. 24)?

There are many avenues you can take to find this answer. You can analyze team needs ahead of the Steelers, and what positions they might be targeting. This practice will leave you with players available for the Steelers to potentially select. You can also look at specific players who are projected to to be late first round picks and ones which the Steelers would be best suited to take with their top pick.

These are just two methods to find this answer, but the question remains: Which position would YOU like the Steelers to target in the first round?

I’m not talking about specific players. Just positions.

I asked this question on Twitter, you can give me a follow @JHartman_PIT, and had a great reaction to the poll. See the results below:

It is pretty obvious the majority of the people who saw the tweet, almost 2,500 people, want to see the Steelers take a running back in the first round. Now, if you want to take a look inside the brains of many of the black and gold fan base, read some of the comments under the aforementioned poll.

Let’s just say a lot of fans found the thought of taking a running back before solidifying the offensive line as a blasphemous thought.

With this poll having such great results, I thought it would also be a good practice here at BTSC. So, I ask you the same question I asked my Twitter followers. What position should the Steelers target in Round 1?

I should mention how on Twitter you can only list four options, so here I have a fifth option of “Other”. All I ask is you please don’t cop out and say, “I think they should just take the Best Player Available (BPA).” Come on. We are looking for your thoughts on the specific position you would like to see the team take in Round 1.

So, let us know your thoughts in the poll below, and feel free to explain your selection in the comment section below!

Poll

What position should the Steelers target in Round 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft?

This poll is closed

  • 33%
    RB
    (786 votes)
  • 12%
    ILB
    (279 votes)
  • 21%
    Center
    (509 votes)
  • 26%
    OT
    (608 votes)
  • 6%
    Other
    (141 votes)
2323 votes total Vote Now

Be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the black and gold as they prepare for the rest of Free Agency and the 2021 NFL Draft.