6 potential new starters on the Steelers offensive line in 2021
Kendrick Green: Center
In the 2021 NFL Draft back in April, he was selected out of the 3rd Round of the 2021 NFL Draft from the University of Illinois due to filling a void from Pouncey’s retirement. Throughout training camp and in the 1st preseason game, he has been getting the snaps with the 1st Team Offense that displays confidence from Coach Tomlin. Considering the effort Pouncey gave to the Steelers, the team is looking to find a new Center much similar to him. There will be a battle for the starting spot with Hassanuer and by the end of the 4th preseason game, Coach will give us an answer. With a height at 6 ft 4in, he will be at an advantage when either QB is in pass Offense.
B.J. Finney: Left Guard
Everyone deserves a second chance, and Finney has that opportunity being a Steeler during his first 4 years under his Rookie contract. The Steelers let him go in free agency last season and played with Seattle and Cincinnati. Initially, he was going to stay with Seattle until he was traded to Cincinnati. He was let go of his contract and found his way back to Pittsburgh soon after. As a Steeler once again, Finney knows the routine and playback to regain the starting role if called upon.
Rashaad Coward: Left Guard
Previously signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent, he stands at 6 ft 5in and weighs 326 pounds. He spent his first four years with the Bears, once played on Defense as a Defensive End. He helped lead Chicago to their playoff appearance in 2018 his first year on the Line of Scrimmage. The Steelers always look for postseason experience as they strive for each year and he fits the bill.
Due to experience and the background of NCAA Division 1 schools, each lineman has attended, there is potential for the Steelers O-Line to be as great as they always have been, and each player has the responsibility to fulfill all roles every previous Steelers player has once had. The future on the Offensive Line is bright.