The Pittsburgh Steelers’ offseason has been a rollercoaster of a ride, sure. It seems likely they deal wide receiver Antonio Brown between now and training camp, which would appear to propel that need towards the top of Pittsburgh’s wish list.
That said, the majority of the Steelers’ focus should be on the defensive side of the ball. While a pass-rusher up front would do a lot to increase EDGE T.J. Watt’s effectiveness, there are more shortcomings within the secondary. Cornerback Artie Burns hasn’t cut it as a starter, and fellow defensive back Joe Haden is a year away from free agency.
If Pittsburgh is thinking boundary cornerbacks in this year’s NFL Draft, let’s throw in Clemson’s Trayvon Mullen.
Mullen, 6-foot-1, had an excellent performance during Clemson’s victory over Alabama in the College Football Playoff National Championship game. That helped his stock, and another strong showing at the NFL Scouting Combine could increase it even more.