3 of the Steelers best value picks in the 2021 NFL Draft

Pat Freiermuth #87 of the Penn State Nittany Lions. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
Pat Freiermuth #87 of the Penn State Nittany Lions. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /
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Texas A&M Aggies offensive lineman Dan Moore Jr. (65) Mandatory Credit: Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports /

Dan Moore Jr.

I’ll be honest when I say I hadn’t watched much Dan Moore Jr. tape when he was drafted, as he didn’t seem to be heavily on the Steelers’ radar. After looking over his measurables and film, Moore has the chance not just to be a good backup, but a capable starter down the road. His athleticism was obvious, as he posted some insane numbers for a tackle while still maintaining a good size to stay at tackle. With this athleticism, he can play on either side of the line and still hold up well.

The biggest issue with Moore is his pass blocking technique, as he can get a little heavy-footed at times and mess up his assignment. That is a fixable issue though and given the proper time he could develop into a good all-around blocker. To get a potential starting tackle in the fourth round is a great pick, and easily it is one of the best values that the Steelers had in the draft.

The great tackle class around him likely aided in Moore falling as far as he did, but that doesn’t mean he is a bad prospect. In year one he will likely ride the bench and focus on improving his pass blocking before taking over as at least the swing tackle next season. Injuries could force him into action sooner though, and if it does, it could lead to him earning a starting role next year. In a normal tackle class Moore wouldn’t have gotten out of the third round, so getting him in the fourth is a great value.