A new left is in town and it could shake things up at both tackle spots
Not only will the defensive trenches be monitored closely throughout the pre-season, but so will their offensive counterpart. The offensive line has been the top of much scrutiny over the past several years, and the team has finally started to invest in the front. They have added free agents and started investing high draft picks into their line.
Tackle remains a question mark on both sides of the line despite both of their starters from last season returning. Broderick Jones will be the main factor in who starts week one and where they could line up. If the rookie, which the Steelers traded up to get, starts week one then that could spell disaster for one of the returning starters from last year.
Jones would be the starter at left tackle, which means Dan Moore Jr. would be losing the spot that he's been starting at for the last couple of seasons. Moore has been practicing some at right tackle and that could lead to another competition between him and Chuks Okorafor for the starting spot on the right side of the line.
So not only could Moore lose his job on the left side, but Jones starting could have a reverberating effect on the depth chart entirely. Moore could win the starting spot over Okorafor and that would leave the long-time veteran as one of the most expensive swing tackles in the game of football. The Steelers are in a positive situation with their tackles, even though there are no clear-cut answers at this juncture.