Ranking the Steelers options to replace Ramon Foster

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 01: Kicker Chris Boswell
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Feiler is the most logical choice to move inside to replace Foster.
PITTSBURGH, PA – OCTOBER 28: Matt Feiler #71 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on during the game against the Miami Dolphins at Heinz Field on October 28, 2019, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) /

The cream of the crop:

  1. Matt Feiler, Pittsburgh Steelers
  2. Cesar Ruiz, Michigan
  3. Lloyd Cushenberry III, LSU
  4. Tyler Biadasz, Wisconsin
  5. Matt Hennessy, Temple

Atop this list is the most likely option to replace Foster, as Matt Feiler moved to OG during the week nine matchup against the Rams. He looks like a natural fit on the inside even after a solid year at RT. As well, with players like Chukwuma Okorafor and Zach Banner at RT, a Feiler move inside still leaves adequate depth on the outside.

For the first three rookies, they may as well all be listed on the same level, as all three are realistic options to slide in and start year one. Cesar Ruiz has the best size and looks the most natural at guard (even though center is his natural position). He performed well at the combine and is an underclassman, all good signs for the Steeler’s first pick in the draft.

Lloyd Cushenberry is a little smaller but put up great tape at LSU. Considering his longevity on the LSU line he is a prime target for the Steelers at 49. Tyler Biadasz was the smallest of the three but comes from an offensive lineman factory in Wisconsin. He has the lowest ceiling but has the highest floor of any of the three.

Matt Hennessy is more of a 3rd round prospect, but his tape looks like a Steelers interior player. He has a degree of nastiness to him and plays with a lot of authority. If the Steelers miss out/look elsewhere at pick 49, Hennessy would be a logical selection with the comp pick.