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2013 NFL Draft: Steelers have needs at linebacker, safety

Pittsburgh needs to improve the linebacker and safety positions in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

Sunday's 24-10 victory over the Cleveland Browns ended the Pittsburgh Steelers' 2012 season. Finishing with an 8-8 record, the Steelers will move onto the offseason and prepare for the 2013 NFL Draft.

However, before an organization does this it must evaluate the team's strength and weaknesses, and according to Steelers Depot, the biggest needs are at linebacker and safety.

Both the outside and inside linebacker positions are the biggest needs - which is surprising considering the linebacking corps has been one of the organization's biggest strengths for years.

The Steelers could be losing outside linebackers James Harrison and Jason Worilds, while LaMarr Woodley is coming off one of the worst seasons of his career.

Steelers Depot also writes about the weak-side linebacker spot, which this season was lead by veteran Larry Foote, whose best days are behind him.

Meanwhile, strong safety also needs to be addressed via the draft because behind Troy Polamalu, there is nothing.

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