The Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to sign North Carolina offensive tackle Jordan Tucker, the team announced Saturday after the 2022 NFL Draft.
Tucker (6-foot-6, 340 pounds) started 36 games during his college career, with 35 of them coming as a right tackle in his last three seasons. During that three-year stretch the North Carolina Tar Heels offense finished in the top three in the ACC in total yards per game. This includes a school-record 537.3 yards per game in 2020 that led the conference and was fifth in the entire NCAA.
The Steelers neglected to add an offensive tackle during the draft, despite that being a considerable need. They did sign a number of free agent offensive lineman during the off-season, though they all are on the interior instead of playing the tackle position. They did re-sign Chukwuma Okorafor this past off-season to a three-year deal as their only notable offensive tackle move.
Okorafor and 2021 NFL Draft pick Dan Moore Jr. appear locked into the starting tackle positions. The team also has Chaz Green, Joe Haeg and John Leglue listed as offensive tackles on the roster. The Steelers also added undrafted free agent tackle Jake Dixon out of Duquesne on Saturday.