Ranking the available free agent tight end fits for Steelers in 2023

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2. Foster Moreau would be a high-end TE2 with flexibility

Foster Moreau is a player I've liked since he entered the draft. The former LSU tight end has a rare combination of power and athletic traits at the position as he ran a 4.66 40-yard dash at the 2019 NFL Combine at 253 pounds. Moreau's long arms and quick feet help him win often as a blocker.

Though he's not the most natural receiver, Moreau is often underutilized in the passing game and he can do some damage both down the field and after the catch with the ball in his hands. This is evidenced by his respectable 12.2 yards per reception throughout his pro career.

The best part about this potential free agent option is that Foster Moreau is still just 25 years old and he can wear multiple hats. Right now, if Pat Freiermuth were to go down with an injury for any length of time, the Steelers don't have a tight end who could help replace him. Moreau would certainly be a better option here as a stop-gap TE1 than Gentry.

Moreau has played behind Darren Waller throughout his Raiders career, but he is probably one of the best TE2 options in the NFL thanks to his blend of versatility, athleticism, and physicality. In a massive role last season, Moreau earned a 72.0 pass-block grade to pair with the 14th-best receiving grade among NFL tight ends last season. He's one of the more expensive options at the position in free agency, but it would give the Steelers excellent insurance for Freiermuth and they could use two tight ends as often as any team.