4 defensive tackles the Steelers could trade for after losing Stephon Tuitt
Matt Ioannidis is a very interesting player due to his age (25-years old), size (6’3”, 311 pounds), and production. He has 14.5 sacks over the past three seasons.
However, it’s for these reasons that the Redskins may be unwilling to part with him. The former 5th round draft choice back in 2016 has exceeded expectations in his first three seasons, which likely lead to the Redskins giving him a contract extension.
Ioannidis has proven to be a capable and reliable defender in the early going who offers some ability to stop the run to go with his pass rush prowess. Like some of the other names mentioned on this list, the former Temple product could be a versatile asset across the Steelers defensive line.
The Redskins are just 1-5 on the season and are tied for the worst record in the NFC. Trading away a young defensive tackle may not be of interest to them, but stockpiling draft picks for the future could be perhaps more intriguing to a team performing so poorly.
It’s unclear whether or not the Steelers have an interest in making a move for a defensive lineman, and they may be content with what they have moving forward. Tyson Alualu is a solid option, but the depth is weak behind him. Perhaps the Steelers should consider trading for a player that could help fill the void this year.