In what was a development year for the Pittsburgh Steelers, general manager Omar Khan was pleased by what he saw with the team's offensive line, notably during the second half of the season when they started to gel, resulting in an increase in rushing yards and time of possession.
As part of the events at this year's NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Khan was asked on the podium about the status of the offensive line, and he expressed his approval of their performance in 2022. Even with this, he did not discount the idea of making additions that could possibly make it that much better.
“Like I mentioned earlier, you always try to improve every positional room when you can,” he told reporters in attendance. “Specifically, to our offensive line group, I said it, it was really encouraging to see those guys grow and come together and just become better as the season went on.”
Last season, the Steelers' offensive line finished seventh in pass block win rate and 14th in run block win rate, according to ESPN analytics.
If they are to make moves to improve in this area, they will certainly look to former Philadelphia Eagles vice president Andy Weidl, whom Khan added to his staff last May. Weidl's track record in drafting and roster construction may persuade Khan to use his skills to find the right player to help take the offensive line to the next level.
In what should be a long offseason, Khan will do his diligence in putting the pieces together that can help this year's Steelers become a potential contender.