It's hard to be upset with the magic that Omar Khan and Andy Weidl were able to work during the 2023 offseason. After it appeared that they wouldn't make much of a splash in free agency, the heads of the Pittsburgh Steelers front office added a cluster of starting-caliber players like Patrick Peterson, Isaac Seumalo, Cole Holcomb, and Markus Golden.
Most of these roster holes were filled prior to the 2023 NFL Draft, which allowed Pittsburgh to take a BPA approach (best player available). By doing so, Khan pulled off a few heists -- landing TE Darnell Washington and CB Cory Trice Jr. after already loading up on Broderick Jones, Joey Porter Jr., Keeanu Benton, and Nick Herbig.
Now the Steelers roster is suddenly looking stronger than it has in years. Here are the four biggest strengths currently on the Steelers roster as we enter the summer.
4. Interior defensive line
Things were looking pretty bleak on the Steelers defensive line in late December. Though Cameron Heyward was his usual dominant self, Chris Wormley tore his ACL while the combination of Montravius Adams and Tyson Alualu at nose tackle left a lot to be desired.
Fast forward nearly half a year, and this group is suddenly looking much stronger. Larry Ogunjobi is no longer banged up and 2022 third-rounder DeMarvin Leal is healthy and ready to go after spending much of his rookie season on injured reserve.
In addition, the Pittsburgh Steelers just spend their second-round pick on Wisconsin standout, Keeanu Benton, He should be able to come in and carve out a role on the defensive line right away. This unit isn't going to be nearly as strong as it was several years ago when it consisted of Cameron Heyward, Stephon Tuitt, and Javon Hargrave, but it's slowly creeping up as one of the strongest positions on the team one more.