When trying to predict the Steelers’ off-season moves, you first have to determine where the holes are.
In most cases it’s not all that hard to determine. The teams is pretty set on the interior of the offensive line, and nobody would argue against finding another cornerback.
Probably the hardest position to guess at this point is the inside linebacker position next to Lawrence Timmons.
If you keep up on your draft talk every year, you know that the ILB position is one that many have expected the Steelers to address over the years.
In the 2010 draft many experts expected the Steelers to go after Rolando McClain out of Alabama. That never happened because the Raiders shocked everyone by selecting him in the top 10.
In 2012 there were even stronger indications that the Steelers would select another Alabama product Dont’a Hightower to replace Larry Foote. Rumors are that was the plan until the highly polished David DeCastro fell to the Steelers.
You may recognize a pattern coming here...