5 offensive tackles the Steelers could realistically select in the 2024 NFL Draft

It's a safe bet that one of these five offensive tackles will be on the Steelers' roster following the 2024 NFL Draft.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers will soon be on the clock in the 2024 NFL Draft, and they will have to decide where to go in the first round. While center, cornerback, and even wide receiver are possibilities, offensive tackle has been firmly on their radar since the 2023 season ended.

This doesn't mean that Pittsburgh is guaranteed to go the OT route in Round 1. If the board doesn't fall their way or if they have something else in mind, they could look at selecting an offensive tackle on Day 2.

We know that the team would like to find an upgrade over Dan Moore while allowing 2023 first-round pick, Broderick Jones, to move back over to his more natural position at left tackle. This could happen sooner in the draft rather than later.

Based on their pre-draft meetings and apparent interests, here are five offensive tackles the Pittsburgh Steelers could realistically select in the 2024 NFL Draft.

1. Amarius Mims, Georgia

Amarius Mims checks nearly every box the Pittsburgh Steelers look for at the offensive tackle position. Both GM Omar Khan and assistant GM Andy Weidl value size and length at the OT position, and the prototype frame doesn't get much better than this.

At 6'7 3/4'' and 340 pounds with 36 1/8'' arms, Mims has unmatched size and length for the position. Mims has very little college experience after dealing with injuries, so he isn't the safest prospect, but the Steelers met with him formally at the Combine before taking him out to dinner at his Georgia Pro Day and hosting him for a pre-draft visit. The interest is clearly strong.

2. Taliese Fuaga, Oregon State

Fuaga is going to wind up higher on the consensus board than Mims, and it's entirely possible that he's off the board when the Steelers are on the clock at pick 20. The Oregon State product doesn't have the ideal length for an offensive tackle (just 33 1/8'' arms), but he has outstanding tape and was excellent at the Senior Bowl.

Because of his lack of length, many NFL Draft experts view him as a guard at the next level. If the Steelers take him, it's to play right tackle. He shares a similar profile to Darnell Wright -- the former Tennessee OT who went ahead of Broderick Jones at pick No. 10 in the 2023 NFL Draft.

3. JC Latham, Alabama

The Steelers haven't expressed quite as much interest in JC Latham as they did in Amarius Mims, but that doesn't mean he's not on their radar. Mike Tomlin and Omar Khan were on hand to see Latham at Alabama's Pro Day and they met with him formally at the NFL Combine.

However, recent projections suggest that Latham could be off the board well before Pittsburgh is on the clock. If this proves to be the case, it's irrelevant how much interest the team may or may not have in drafting him.

4. Blake Fisher, Notre Dame

If the Steelers elect to wait until Day 2 to address the offensive tackle position, Blake Fisher is a player they are going to love. The Notre Dame product began his college career as the starting left tackle over Joe Alt, but an injury forced him out of action for the majority of the 2021 season, and he became the right tackle when he returned.

At 6'5 3/4'' and 310 pounds with an 83'' wingspan, Fisher has a remarkably similar size profile to last year's first-round pick, Broderick Jones. He also turned 21 years old just before the draft and is one of the youngest players coming out this year. Keep an eye on him on Day 2 if the Steelers pass on an offensive tackle in the first round.

5. Roger Rosengarten, Washington

Roger Rosengarten is a name gaining steam as the 2024 NFL Draft is set to begin. Though he was a right tackle at Washington, Rosengarten served as the blindside protector for left-handed QB Michael Penix Jr. with OT Troy Fautanu on the opposite side of the formation at left tackle.

Rosengarten is an incredible athlete but falls short in the weight and length department (308 lbs, 33 1/2'' arms) that Omar Khan and Andy Weidl look for in an offensive tackle. On the other hand, he's tailor-made for a wide zone scheme and would be a great fit in Arthur Smith's offense. Consider him a fallback option if the Steelers don't take a tackle early.