Ranking all 8 of the Steelers rookie play so far in 2021
By Andrew Falce
Steelers Dan Moore
While Dan Moore has taken his lumps so far this season, by all accounts’ fans should be impressed with the fourth-round pick. The rookie from Texas A&M was taken early on day three and the expectation was that he would need a year to develop into a swing tackle due to his lack of strength and technique as a blocker. An impressive camp and a string of injuries along the line forced him into the starting left tackle role, a role that he hasn’t lost.
That isn’t to say that every Moore snap has been great. Against some of the top-tier edge rushers, he has fallen well short of where he should be, but in the run game, he has held his own. The issues associated with him are still true, as his technique is sloppy and his strength isn’t where it needs to be yet, but he has done more than enough to retain his starting job. Considering the fact that his solid play has aided in keeping Zach Banner on the bench and him starting becomes that much more impressive.
All of that said, Moore falls right in the middle of this rookie class. He has been more consistent and valuable to this point than Green even if his play hasn’t been elite yet. Next offseason will be key for Moore, as adding some basic NFL strength and working on his technique and placement will make him a more efficient player. There is a real chance that Moore starts for the next few years, and to get that kind of a value in the fourth round is incredible.