Steelers Receives A High Offseason Grade From Pro Football Focus
By all accounts, Omar Khan's first offseason as the Pittsburgh Steelers' general manager has been a tremendous success.
After a strong performance in this year's NFL Draft and key additions to the roster in different positions, Khan and co. had garnered praise from Pro Football Focus analyst Sam Monson, who gave the Steelers an 'A' grade in his 2023 list of NFL offseason grades.
"Pittsburgh made several low-key additions in free agency that should help the team significantly from a season ago. Isaac Seumalo has earned PFF pass-blocking grades of at least 77.4 over the past three seasons, while cornerback Patrick Peterson and linebacker Cole Holcomb should both be upgrades. Adding Allen Robinson II for almost nothing in exchange is a huge low-risk, high-reward proposition."
Monson also noted that their 2023 draft class was arguably the best of all 32 teams.
"Pittsburgh’s draft was arguably the best in the entire league. Joey Porter Jr. was a natural fit, and they selected him in the second round, not the first, having already secured tackle Broderick Jones. Keeanu Benton should make an impact along the defensive line immediately, and as much as Darnell Washington may have always been overrated as a fringe first-round prospect at tight end, he is a steal at Pick 93 in the third round."
In addition to Khan, a big reason for their success has been the influence of former Philadelphia Eagles VP of player personnel, Andy Weidl, whose ability to assess and draft productive linemen has been instrumental in the construction of the Steelers roster this offseason.