The Pittsburgh Steelers signed former Los Angeles Chargers guard Trea Turner just a few weeks ago, but Bleacher Report’s Brent Sobleski believes their offensive line still has room for improvement.
Even with Turner’s edition, Sobleski sees weaknesses at the tackle position, and thinks the club should sign former Tennessee Titan Dennis Kelly.
“Dennis Kelly started 20 games between right and left tackle over the last two seasons,” Sobleski writes. “Plus, the former Tennessee Titan helped pave the way for the league’s leading rusher in both of those campaigns. Kelly can give the Steelers quality depth or a possible new starter.”
Sobleski has concerns regarding the Steelers’ projected starters Chukwuma Okorafor and Zach Banner, and feels the club needs to add depth in a hurry.
“Chukwuma Okorafor will move from right to left tackle, even though he lost to Zach Banner in last year’s training-camp competition,” Sobleski writes. “Banner started one game before suffering a torn ACL. The Steelers don’t really have a quality swing tackle on the roster. Joe Haeg has experience at right tackle, but he can also play guard.”
Selected in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft out of Purdue, Kelly has appeared in 104 career games, making 47 starts.
After beginning his career playing four seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, Kelly spent the last five years in Nashville.