6 players with concerningly slow starts at Steelers training camp

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An experienced starting tackle could be seeing his starting spot go away

Don't go writing out the starting five for the offensive line just yet as there is still plenty of competition to play out. Broderick Jones is still sitting behind Dan Moore Jr. for the starting left tackle spot in the trenches. That battle seems like an uphill climb for Jones to win coming out of the preseason, but it is not impossible to overcome.

There are plenty of factors that could land Jones as a starter and Moore either on the bench or on the opposite side of the line. Moore has been working this past offseason to have the flexibility to play either on the left or right side of the line. That opens the door for him to potentially gain a chance at becoming a right tackle going forward.

Chuks Okorafor currently holds the starting spot at right tackle and has been alright thus far in camp. He has never improved to a point that you would like a well-paid tackle to be in the NFL. It is possible that if Jones somehow unseats Moore this pre-season that Okorafor could run into a few roadblocks going forward.

Okorafor recently missed a practice and the Steelers decided to try Moore at right tackle and Jones on the left side with first team reps. It was a small sample size, but it is something that could get more of an in-depth look if Jones plays well the rest of the way. It seems unlikely that Okorafor will lose his starting spot, but never say never this early in training camp.