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What the Pittsburgh Steelers combine visits tell us about the team’s offseason plans

The 2017 NFL Scouting Combine is in the books, and we can draw a lot from the event in regards to the Steelers plans for the offseason.

The Steelers offseason needs haven’t changed since NFL free agency began. In fact, nothing has really changed since the new league year officially began on March 9th because the Steelers have done nothing but release a running back, and sign a backup tight end and a much maligned backup quarterback.

Although fans don’t know when the team will finally make a move, or what position they will target, when it comes to the NFL Draft they are much more evident with their intentions, at least from a position standpoint.

The Steelers have their team needs, and it probably looks like a list like this (in no particular order):

  • Outside Linebacker
  • Running Back
  • Tight End
  • Cornerback
  • Quarterback

So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone when the team headed to the NFL Scouting Combine, the players they reportedly met with were of a wide array of positions, but the most players they met with would fall directly into the above positional categories.

Who did the team meet with at the Combine? Check out our updated Prospect Tracker for all the reported meetings, but those meetings aren’t the only ones the team had in Indianapolis, there were likely several others which weren’t reported.

While fans of the black and gold are disappointed with the team’s lack of activity in free agency, the NFL Draft becomes a bit more clear when it comes to positions they are targeting, and prospects which fall in those categories.

I talk about this, and more, in the above podcast. Give it a listen!

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