4 takeaways from Steelers selecting Broderick Jones in Round 1 of the 2023 NFL Draft

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2. Expect a big season from Pittsburgh's rushing attack in 2023

Pittsburgh's rushing attack ranked quite literally in the middle of the pack in 2022 finishing the season with the 16th most rushing yards per game (120.9), per ESPN stats. It would've been much worse had the offense continued their averages from weeks one through eight when they struggled to move the ball on the ground effectively.

Najee Harris and Jaylen Warren have to be huge fans of the Broderick Jones pick. Throw in what the Steelers' brass has done overall with the offensive line as well and you have two happy running backs.

While Harris has displayed flashes of greatness over the past two seasons, Steelers fans are still waiting for the former 24th overall pick to take the next step and prove he was worth the first-round selection that many NFL fans criticized on draft night in 2021. Harris has failed to exceed four yards per carry in his first two seasons despite rushing for 1,000-plus yards in each campaign.

With the moves made in free agency and at the 14th pick of the first round, expect the Pittsburgh Steelers to be a top-ten rushing team in the league, and Broderick Jones could be a huge reason for it.