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Steelers Top Offensive Line Target Emerges

The Pittsburgh Steelers could end up targeting Oregon State OT Taliese Fuaga.



Pittsburgh Steelers OT Taliese Fuaga

MOBILE, Ala. — The Pittsburgh Steelers are in Mobile for their evaluation of prospects from the Senior Bowl, who are some of the top prospects in the entire NFL Draft. By doing so, they are starting to make their intentions clear through the early NFL Draft process.

This offensive line group in Mobile is beyond impressive. There are guys at all five spots on the offensive line and depth into this class where there could be legitimately solid players into day three. You have guys like Glover, Christian Haynes, and others who have stood out massively. And maybe even better for teams, if you want different styles of these guys, they are here, too. That’s at all three positions. There are massive run maulers or patient and technical pass protectors. That is all here. It’s the best offensive line group I have watched in my three trips to the Senior Bowl.

But for the Steelers tackle, I think Taliese Fuaga makes the most sense out of everyone I saw here. If he makes it 20, I get the pick. Fuaga is a nasty run blocker with the right mentality to play in Smith’s aggressive wide zone scheme with a hand usage philosophy that perfectly aligns with Pat Meyer .A source told Steelers Now that Pittsburgh has done plenty of work in Fuaga and are impressed by his game

And even though pass protection is cited as his weakness, it’s not such a weakness that he will fail. Fuaga has quick feet and gets a little overaggressive in his sets, but loses slowly enough to help his quarterback out. He fits what the Steelers want at that spot perfectly, even more so than someone like Tyler Guyton or Jordan Morgan. That could land Fuaga right in Pittsburgh, where he would some serious sense for the team.