3 offensive tackles Steelers should be tempted to sign in free agency
By Tommy Jaggi
Steelers should pursue Riley Reiff
Since his career began back in 2012, Riley Reiff has never been considered an elite offensive tackle. He hasn’t earned an All-Pro honors or Pro Bowl accolades over the past decade, but that certainly doesn’t mean that he hasn’t been a good NFL player.
Reiff was a staple to both the Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings offensive line for nine years before signing with the Cincinnati Bengals last offseason. While Reiff has graded out as a top-15 OT just once in his NFL career, he has earned respectable grades in just about every season.
Reiff has a plethora of experience starting at left tackle — which is where the Steelers could use him — but he played right tackle for the Bengals last season. Reiff also played right tackle during his last season in Detroit in 2018 and earned the 26th best grade for an OT.
Reiff’s position flexibility would allow the Steelers to always have their best lineup on the field. He could start at left tackle, and if Okorafor were to get injured, he has the capability to flip over the right side.
All three of these veteran free agents would be an upgrade over the young offensive tackles the Steelers currently have. I hope that a player like Dan Moore can develop into a quality OT, but this is a position Pittsburgh should always be looking to upgrade as offensive tackles are so important.