Grading the Steelers 2023 class: Strong results across the board

Fans should be pleased with the one-year sample from Pittsburgh's 2023 rookie class.

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The Steelers draft process got a facelift this past offseason. Kevin Colbert had retired, and it was the first draft class for Omar Khan. To be fair the draft fell just about as perfectly as this team could have asked for, but it was still an impressive group on paper. The 2023 results for the group were also impressive.

With the season now wrapped up, I wanted to provide my grades for the class. Every player hit their share of highs and lows and despite high expectations, this group arguably exceeded what many thought they would. While Cory Trice will not be graded here due to his injury, here are my final grades for the Steelers 2023 draft class.

Steelers grades for Spencer Anderson

Grade: C+

The Spencer Anderson selection was a bit of a surprise at the tail end of the draft. He wasn’t a well-known name and Pittsburgh hadn’t expressed a lot of interest in him. His calling card was his versatility though, and that was seemingly what drew the team to him.

He looked the part in training camp, playing everywhere but left tackle and playing well during games. He looked the best at guard and right tackle, but ideally, he progresses as a reserve center as well. He did more than enough to make the roster, which is great for a seventh-round pick.

He didn’t see much action in the regular season, which ultimately caused his grade to hover at just average. He didn’t do anything inherently wrong, but there wasn’t any real game tape to judge him as a player. That said, I am extremely excited to see him grow as a player and think he could be a valuable backup for this team, which is great value for a seventh-round pick.