4 changes that could ignite Steelers offense in second half of the season
Matt Feiler to right tackle
It’s always great to have a versatile chess piece along the offensive line. The Steelers can trust Matt Feiler to line up pretty much everywhere and do a solid job. While he’s not going to go down as one of the best offensive linemen Pittsburgh has seen in their storied history, he gets the job done and is battle-tested. Last year, Feiler finished with the highest overall grade on the Steelers offense, according to PFF.
While Chukwuma Okorafor has done a serviceable job at right tackle so far, a change to a better run-blocking lineup with Dotson at left guard and Feiler at right tackle could prove to be beneficial to a team that is struggling to get things going on the ground. In addition, Okorafor has graded out as a bottom-five offensive tackle this year, according to Pro Football Focus, while Feiler excelled at this position in 2019.
Okorafor is still very young, and he could slide back into a starting role in 2021 if Feiler or Villanueva leaves in free agency after this season. Of course, this would mean the Steelers would need to sign another interior offensive lineman after releasing Stefen Wisniewski, but if this gives them the best lineup, that’s what they should do.