5 most underrated moves of the Steelers offseason

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The Steelers have had one of the busiest offseasons in recent history, and overall I would say that it has been a successful time for this team. While I wasn’t crazy about every move that was made, this team has been proactive in securing some new talent. In particular, the bottom of this roster has been aggressively churned through.

While there were a lot of moves I liked, there are also a lot of moves I find to be underrated. While everyone hypes up some of the additions, there are some new faces and moves that seem to be overlooked by the fanbase. Here are the five most underrated moves of the Steelers off-season.

5. The Steelers added Markus Golden

One of the more underrated moves by the Steelers is also one of the most recent. The team needed edge depth, as the top option was a fourth-round pick Nick Herbig who lacks the desired size of an edge rusher and may be best suited as an off-ball linebacker. Now, the team has some experienced depth in Markus Golden.

The financials of the deal aren’t known, but assuming the deal is reasonable, this is a great move. Golden is an experienced player that has proven himself as both a pass rusher and a run defender during his career, and he figures to be a great third option in this room.

Yes, Golden also lacks arm length, but he has a stouter frame and has proven he has talent, posting multiple double-digit sack seasons. Given his age and slight decline last year, he should be comfortable taking on the third edge rusher role. I love this deal for this defense, as it gives them three capable edge rushers to mix and match with.