Pittsburgh Steelers best moves of the 2023 offseason

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It was quite the offseason for Omar Khan, Andy Weidl, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Though fans of nearly every team are always optimistic about what their franchise was able to do during the offseason, the Steelers made some pretty significant changes on paper.

Obviously, time will tell how their free-agent acquisitions and draft selections will ultimately pan out, but we have plenty of reason to be optimistic. Over the past few years, I've been somewhat disappointed with the free-agent signings and draft classes that Kevin Colbert has strung together. I went on record at the time saying that I wasn't a big fan of paying good money to Myles Jack or spending a first-round pick on a running back.

This year has a completely different feel. Though I'm not on board with every decision, I love what Khan was able to do overall in his first offseason as Pittsburgh's general manager. Here are the best moves the Steelers made during the 2023 offseason.

5. Signing OG Isaac Seumalo

It's about time that the Pittsburgh Steelers got serious when it comes to making true investments in the offensive line. A few years back, this team had an aging offensive line that included players like Alejandro Villanueva, Maurkice Pouncey, David DeCastro, and Ramon Foster. Despite knowing these players were nearing the end of their NFL journey, Colbert did not take a proactive approach.

Instead, he simply slapped a bandaid on the wound -- adding low-level free agents like Trai Turner and Mason Cole. He also never spent more than a third-round pick on the OL since 2012. Khan changed that in 2023. One of the best moves he made was signing former Eagles guard, Isaac Seumalo.

Khan is tearing the walls down to the studs before rebuilding the offensive line, and that's going to prove to be the right approach. Seumalo has been an excellent player when healthy, and the veteran offensive lineman should give the offensive line a massive upgrade at left guard this season. The Steelers now at least have one incredibly consistent offensive lineman they can rely on to protect Kenny Pickett and help in the running game.