5 positions Steelers should consider trading for in 2024

Trading for players is one way to instantly fix roster holes on the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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2. Offensive tackle

Apart from maybe just cornerback, offensive tackle is arguably the most glaring hole the Pittsburgh Steelers are currently dealing with on their roster as they enter the 2024 offseason. Even after trading up in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft and selecting Georgia OT Broderick Jones, his counterpart at offensive tackle on the offensive line was the biggest weakness on offense this past season.

Dan Moore Jr. simply isn't the answer at left tackle the Steelers were hoping he would be. In his third year as a starter, the former fourth-round pick out of Texas A&M showed very little improvement in his game. More was up and down as a run blocker, but his pass protection was disgraceful.

According to Pro Football Focus, Moore earned a pass block grade of just 42.1 on the season -- good for 79th among 83 qualifying NFL offensive tackles in 2023. Moore's overall grade of 54.3 wasn't much better.

The Steelers can't turn to Chukwuma Okorafor either (who hasn't been much better). Okorafor was reportedly benched for comments he made late in a game during the 2023 season, and with an enormous cap number, he is likely to be a cap casualty this offseason.

Broderick Jones shows promise early in his career, but the Steelers clearly need a competent option to pair with him at offensive tackle. This would allow Moore to move to the bench in the 'swing' tackle role (where he should have been all along). Teams don't trade quality OTs very often, but the Steelers should be the first team to come calling if one is made available.