Steelers: 3 2022 free agent targets about to play in Super Bowl 56

Jessie Bates, Cincinnati Bengals. (Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports)
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Austin Corbett, Los Angeles Rams
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51. Los Angeles Rams. player. 1. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. G. Austin Corbett

The Steelers need some help in the trenches and Austin Corbett can fix a hole

It may not be the most captivating addition the Steelers could make in free agency, but they really need to fix their offensive line. Pittsburgh struggled to run the football last year, and life is not going to get any easier behind this porous front-five after the clock ran out on Big Ben’s career. One player in this game the Steelers could potentially add is Rams offensive guard Austin Corbett.

After initially being a fifth-round pick out of Nevada, Corbett was traded by the Browns to the Rams midway through the 2019 NFL season. He has started every game for the Rams in the last two seasons, seeing his value in free agency skyrocket because of it. While other teams will covet a player like him to help solidify their offensive interiors, the Steelers can afford to pay a premium.

While adding a superstar wide receiver or a splashy defensive back could help out the Steelers, this offseason needs to be all about addressing the bottleneck. Getting a new starting quarterback is obvious, but after that, it should be all about protecting him, as well as opening up running lanes for Najee Harris to sprint through before the time runs out on his rookie contract out of Alabama.

No matter who it is, Corbett should be expecting a massive pay day ahead of his fifth NFL season.

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