4 Steelers players who could lose their jobs to rookies

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3. Dan Moore Jr. could lose his job to Broderick Jones

The next player who is destined to lose his job to a rookie is perhaps the most obvious on the list: Dan Moore Jr. The former fourth-round pick has been a solid selection and has done everything we could have asked a mid-round pick to do in his first two NFL seasons. However, the sample of Moore at left tackle just hasn't been good enough as a starter, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping they found an upgrade in Broderick Jones.

Jones was a former five-star recruit out of high school. He elected to go to the best football program in the nation at Georgia and sit behind Andrew Thomas (who has already developed into one of the best left tackles in the NFL).

The Steelers traded up from 17 overall to pick 14 in order to secure Jones in the 2023 NFL Draft, and his draft status indicates that it won't take long for him to see the field as a full-time starter in the NFL. While it's possible that Jones could have position flexibility, he played almost all of his college snaps at left tackle, and the team has made it clear that this is where he will play in Pittsburgh.

This means that Moore will be demoted, though Pat Meyer could give him a shot to compete with Chukwuma Okorafor at right tackle. Like Jones, Moore has almost no experience on the right side and is going to have an uphill battle to earn a starting role. He is likely to go from a two-year starter at left tackle to a reserve swing tackle in the back half of his rookie contract.