One Steelers sleeper for every position for 2021 camp
By Andrew Falce
Steelers Dan Moore
Can a fourth-round rookie really be a sleeper? Yes, he can, especially when you consider how many tackle options are available in front of him. The starters are set right now, and the team brought in Joe Haeg to be the swing tackle/blocking tight end in heavy sets. No, Dan Moore won’t be competing for a starting role this season (if he is, something has gone horribly wrong). He could stake a claim for the top backup spot though.
Moore enters the league as an experienced and athletic prospect out of Texas A&M. He has the prototypical build for a tackle and has some notably long arms that aid in him making the first contact on blocks. Where he struggles with is general technique while blocking. If he can be coached up though, he could be a low-end starter and at worst, a great swing tackle.
His main competition is the aforementioned Haeg, who is notably mediocre as an offensive lineman. He has plenty of experience in that reserve/swing role, but he is far from a great option there. If Moore can flash some in camp, he could see more playing time than most expect in camp. At the bare minimum, his size and athletic traits should make him a fun player to watch go up against the back of the roster defensive players.