During the second half of the 2022 season, the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line collective took huge strides in their overall performance under offensive line coach Pat Meyer.
In Warren Sharp's latest offensive line rankings, the Steelers moved up 16 spots from last year to No. 14. A big reason for the jump was because of the new additions made during the offseason by general manager Omar Khan and assistant Andy Weidl.
"The offensive line was the unit with biggest jump for Pittsburgh, going from 30th all the way up to 14th this year. The addition of Broderick Jones in the first round of the draft gives them a plug-and-play left tackle, and Isaac Seumalo comes over from Philadelphia to solidify that side of the line. Last year, the Steelers were seventh in pass block win rate."
In addition to finishing seventh in pass block win rate, the Steelers offensive line finished 14th in run block win rate, which was a jump of 16 spots from 2021. With an improved run offense, the team finished sixth in time of possession (31:18).
From an individual perspective, each starter finished with a Pro Football Focus grade of 61 or higher, with center Mason Cole finishing with the highest grade of 67.1. Veteran guard James Daniels was the lone lineman to finish the season without surrendering a sack.
Considering the last few seasons in which the offensive line struggled mightily, the Steelers are in a much better place, which can translate into big things offensively this season.