5 players who have gone missing at Steelers training camp

  • Some players are stealing the show at Steelers camp
  • Others have essentially gone missing

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1. Chukwuma Okorafor, Offensive tackle

Everyone is talking about the battle between Dan Moore Jr. and Broderick Jones for the starting left tackle spot. But what about Chukwuma Okorafor over on the other side? Normally, when you don't hear much about an offensive lineman it's a good thing, but not in this case.

While Okorafor hasn't been the worst offensive tackle at Steelers training camp, he hasn't always been the best either. This is a three-year starter at right tackle entering his sixth NFL season, so it's reasonable to expect more growth than what we have seen from him.

In the preseason opener against the Buccaneers, Okorafor was utterly humiliated on one rep that resulted in a hit on QB Kenny Pickett. Okorafor finished the game with a grade of 38.5 -- second-lowest on the offense outside of rookie QB Tanner Morgan.

Moore simply hasn't shown the growth we need to see from a player in the middle of this NFL career. Perhaps we should be focusing too much on what's happening at left tackle when it's very likely that the right tackle position could be more of a concern in 2023. Maybe it's time to start a real debate about who should be starting over there this season. At this rate, it might only be a matter of time before Broderick Jones is inserted as the starter at left tackle and Moore is competing with Okorafor on the right side of the offensive line.

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