4 players Steelers should trade for during training camp
By Andrew Falce
Steelers should trade for Edoga
The Steelers offensive line is undergoing the most extreme transformation that it has ever seen since about 2012. The team went from having one of the top and most consistent offensive lines to essentially a completely new line. No player set to start has ever started at their respective position for an entire season, and the number of new faces will have to get used to playing alongside these new faces. Keeping this group deep and filled with options can help push everyone and rotate in other options if the starters struggle.
Chuma Edoga hasn’t lived up to the expectations that the Jets had when they drafted him in 2019. He has gone on to start in 12 games, but he has failed to be an impact blocker at right tackle. The Jets appear set to move on without him this season given the recent investments they have made in the line. The Steelers should be calling and seeing what his price is, as he could be a valuable addition to the line and could fill a variety of roles.
Given his size, he could continue to fill the role of a tackle (although he is undersized for that role) or he could serve as an interior option if need be. While he likely wouldn’t crack the initial starting roster, he could be a top backup and push the starters at all of the tackle and guard spots. The biggest issue with Edoga is that offensive linemen, even the lower-end reserves, still retain a lot of value. He would probably cost a straight-up draft pick, but considering the Steelers currently don’t possess a fourth, it may require a third and for the Jets to send a fifth in return. That said, adding Edoga would go a long way in strengthening this line.