Ranking the Steelers offensive linemen from strongest to weakest as upgrades join in

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2. James Daniels has a lot left to prove

The addition of Seumalo should also bring visions full of DeJa Vu from last offseason. James Daniels was the big addition at guard last year around this time, and that resulted in similar contracts. One of the biggest differences, when Daniels arrived compared to Seumalo, was that Daniels never had as high of a grade of pro football focus.

Even though Daniels did not play at an extremely high level in his first year in Pittsburgh, he still provided some quality aspects of his game. His pass blocking was strong overall and that accounted for zero sacks against him in 2022. That does not tell the full story of an offensive lineman, but it does show that he was stable in certain aspects of his game where other linemen were lacking.

Even though some might not be overly impressed by Daniels's performance last season, he provides stability to this group. His contract does pay him handsomely, but that is the normal going rate for quality guards in the NFL. Having a Daniels and Seumalo combo at guard should allow for the interior of the offensive line to improve. Getting better in the trenches is what this club has been trying to accomplish for a couple of years now and these two guards are a step in the right direction.