4 best value picks the Steelers made in the 2021 NFL Draft

Defensive Lineman Quincy Roche #55 from Miami. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
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Texas A&M Aggies offensive lineman Dan Moore Jr. (65) Mandatory Credit: Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports /

3. OT Dan Moore Jr.

Dan Moore was a low-key sleeper for me this year. At first, I thought the Steelers may have taken him a round too early, but after grinding more film and doing a little more research, the fourth round was a perfect spot for Pittsburgh to gamble on his upside. Thanks to terrific size (6’5 5/8” and 311 pounds with 34 1/2” arms) and athletic traits, Moore is the perfect developmental prospect to wait in the wings. Eventually, he will have the chance to emerge as a starting left tackle for this team if all goes well – and we know how hard those can be to find.

Despite his big frame, Moore tested as nearly a 90th percentile athlete at his Pro Day, according to his Relative Athletic Score, and he possesses substantially more athletic upside than any other offensive tackle currently on the roster.

Where Moore struggles is with consistency. Though he was a starting left tackle in the SEC, Moore never quite put it all together on tape and still has a lot of work that needs to be done refining his technique. Still, as an athlete goes, Moore blows Chukwuma Okorafor and Zach Banner out of the water. With some fine-tuning by offensive line coach, Adrian Klemm, Dan Moore could develop into a quality future starter. If that turns out to be the case, he will greatly surpass his fourth-round draft status.