The Steelers are yet again focusing on the offensive line prospects in the 2021 NFL Draft. This time, it is Texas A&M tackle Carson Green. The 6-foot-6, 320-pound tackle is scheduled to have a zoom meeting later this week with Steelers Assistant Offensive Line Coach Chris Morgan, per Justin Melo.
Texas A&M OL Carson Green will meet with the #Steelers assistant OL coach later this week.
I previously reported that he met w/ the #Cardinals OL coach via Zoom.
— Justin M (@JustinM_NFL) March 17, 2021
Green was at the Senior Bowl and had a modest week. There was nothing about his tape there that made him stand out in a particularly good or bad way. However, there is consistent Day 3 buzz for Green as a potential late-round option. That is when the Steelers seem to be looking at Green here.
For Green, it also helps that he brings versatility to the plate. Green can play both tackle spots and slide inside to guard as well. It is possible that Green is being viewed as a potential option to be the Steelers swing tackle and emergency option at guard if needed.
Green was the definition of reliable and durable, as he played nearly 3,000 snaps for the Aggies. It is interesting to note that Green’s best qualities are his athleticism and footwork in general. The quickness he has but the inconsistent movement he gets up front means he is conducive for a zone-blocking scheme primarily.
It is yet to be seen what direction the Steelers go with their running scheme, but the fact that Chris Morgan, a Kyle Shanahan disciple, is interviewing primarily outside zone lineman may mean they are looking to incorporate it into the offense more than before.
If the Steelers do end up drafting Green, expect him to be depth who they will try to develop into one of the gems they have developed in the past.