Steelers should keep fewer offensive lineman
Steelers offensive line could use all the help it could get, but keeping a handful of pedestrian backups in the event of an injury isn’t the way to go. What Pittsburgh really needs to do is start investing more elite draft capital into their trenches. However, they won’t get the shot to do this until the 2023 NFL Draft, at the earliest.
For now, Pittsburgh starting OL unit is fairly easy to predict. Dan Moore and Chukwuma Okorafor will be their offensive tackles this year with Kevin Dotson, James Daniels, and Mason Cole likely starting in the interior.
Despite their historical trends when it comes to their roster, I would argue that the Steelers should hang onto fewer offensive linemen this year — mostly because the depth of this group is so unspectacular, to begin with.
The Steelers could keep a player like Kendrick Green to backup the interior offensive line as well as a swing tackle like Joe Haeg. From there, I would prefer them to choose just one more player at most (perhaps a John Leglue-type with position versatility). Saving a roster spot here would allow them to use it on a position like the DL that has much stronger depth.