Every Steelers player ranked by tiers entering the 2023 offseason
Steelers Tier 5: Below-average starters
Diontae Johnson, Chris Wormley, Levi Wallace, Kevin Dotson, Chukwuma Okorafor, Dan Moore Jr., Myles Jack, Pressley Harvin III
Tier 5 consists of eight players who performed below-average level compared to other starters across the league. Obviously, nobody dropped further than Diontae Johnson in 2022. After a respectable 2021 season, Johnson took a major step back in terms of both production and efficiency. In fact, he was one of the least efficient starting receivers in the league — earning just 882 yards on a whopping 147 targets.
Joining Johnson in this tier are unspectacular offensive linemen, Kevin Dotson, Dan Moore Jr., and Chukwuma Okorafor. These three each had their moments where they looked strong during the 2022 season, but all three struggled with consistency and proved to be below average compared to other starters at their positions across the league.
On defense, Myles Jack, Chris Wormley, and Levi Wallace were decent, but certainly not difference-makers. Jack didn’t record a single takeaway-worthy play all year and was a liability in coverage. Meanwhile, Wallace had some bright moments but wasn’t consistent from game to game. Wormley was more consistent than the other two defenders in this tier but didn’t offer a whole lot that the backup interior defenders couldn’t provide.
Pressley Harvin III had a bad start to the season, but the young punter salvaged his status with a respectable stretch late. He still should be considered below-average when compared to other NFL punters during the 2022 season.