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Bell: Expectations for Steelers New & Improved Offensive Line

Steelers Now analyst Derrick Bell breaks down reasonable expectations for the team’s new-look offensive line.

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Pittsburgh Steelers OL Troy Fautanu, Zach Frazier and Broderick Jones

Over the past two years with Omar Khan and Andy Weidl running the show, the Pittsburgh Steelers have invested a significant amount of resources in an effort to retool a previously spiraling offensive line. We’ve seen them make notable free agent signings, draft tackles in back to back first rounds and select their center of the future in that time frame. The team clearly wants to get back to being bullies in the trenches and on paper, it looks like they have the necessary talent to get there. The question is how long will that idea take until it’s fully formed? 

Bleacher Report’s Brandon Thorn joins Steelers Now analyst Derrick Bell to discuss realistic expectations for the Steelers new and improved offensive line. The duo discuss individual thoughts on rookies such as Troy Fautanu, Zach Frazier and Mason McCormick. Where does Broderick Jones need to improve in order to continue taking positive steps in his development? Brandon also shared insights on traits that he wants to see if he’s scouting for wide zone specific teams like what we’ll see with Arthur Smith’s offense.  It may take this young nucleus a little bit to gel before hitting their stride but the reward for that patience could be extremely exciting. 

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