A lot of the attention this offseason being given to the Pittsburgh Steelers has focused on the quarterback position. This offseason marked the end of an era in the Steel City as Ben Roethlisberger announced his retirement after 18 seasons with the team.
Kenny Pickett was selected in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft as he was not only the only quarterback selected in the first round but the only one selected before round three. That will be the main focus of a lot of people this offseason, but another area of concern for the team could be the cornerback position.
Pittsburgh has a vaunted defense that they have spent a lot of money on. Big-money extensions have been handed out to T.J. Watt and Minkah Fitzpatrick the last two offseasons as they have stars at every level of that side of the ball. One of the biggest free agent contracts in franchise history was handed out this year as linebacker Myles Jack was signed after being released by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The strength of this defense is their front seven, as they are the backbone of the entire roster. Their secondary, specifically the cornerback position, will look a little different in 2022 as well. Joe Haden is no longer on the roster, as Levi Wallace was signed away from the Buffalo Bills to take his start in the lineup.
Opposite of him will likely be Ahkello Witherspoon. He and Wallace are both solid players, but the Steelers could certainly use some more depth at the position. One player that would be a good fit for Pittsburgh is Kevin King.
King is a big cornerback that possesses excellent athleticism and speed for the position. While he may be best known for getting torched by Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2020 NFC Championship Game, he would make for excellent depth on the roster.
If you are in a pinch and need someone to play starters reps for a month or so, King is more than capable of handling that. For any team that can afford to bring him on, he would present incredible depth with some real upside.
Still only 27 years old, King should have plenty of more good football to offer a team. Injuries are a slight concern, as he did miss seven games last season, but you cannot find much better depth, especially at this point of the offseason, than King. For a team with some question marks in the secondary such as the Steelers, the former second-round pick would be a solid addition.