2. RT Morgan Moses (New York Jets)
Back to the Steelers’ troubled offensive line, which will need to be upgraded if any quarterback or running game is to succeed in 2022. Sam Monson of Pro Football Focus (subscription required) ranked all 32 of the league’s offensive fronts and the Black and Gold finished 26th in this category. Former Carolina Panthers’ assistant Pat Meyer is Pittsburgh’s new offensive line coach.
There’s a lot of work to be done here. This past season, the Super Bowl-bound Cincinnati Bengals swept Mike Tomlin’s team for the first time since 2009. And one of the big reasons the club was held to 10 points in each setback (and a combined 96 yards rushing in 2 games) was the inability to block the Bengals’ upgraded defensive front.
Massive tackle Morgan Moses has been one of the league’s most reliable players at his position. A third-round pick by Washington in 2014, he didn’t see a lot of action as a rookie. But he has played in 113 consecutive regular-season games dating back to ’15, including 17 with the Jets in 2021.
He’s started 112 of those contests and also made a pair of playoff starts for Washington in 2015 and 2020. The 6-foot-6, 318-pound performer could bring a real physical presence to this offense.