Since the 2013 season ended, we have looked at many of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ needs entering the offseason.
While there are tons of holes on the defensive side of the ball, we keep coming back to the wide receiver position and the need for another, preferably tall, weapon for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
Roethlisberger has always wanted a tall receiver and it looks like the Steelers are committed to getting him one, as they will reportedly target one early in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Post-Gazette reporter Gerry Dulac speculated on the idea during his weekly chat by saying:
“I think they will stick with what they have, plus draft a tall receiver in the first or second round,” Dulac wrote in response to a question regarding Sanders. “I think they will let Sanders leave in free agency for a number of reasons and are perfectly comfortable thinking Markus Wheaton will not only replace him, but also be a much better receiver.”
“Their intent is to take a tall receiver early – they have already indicated that to Ben Roethlisberger – another indication that Sanders will be gone.”
If Evans is available, which I doubt, there is no way the Steelers will pass on him despite other needs. Benjamin is also a guy who has been linked to the Steelers so far in the offseason and is another guy I would love in the first round.