Last offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers organization set an objective of improving their run offense, which ranked near or at the bottom of the NFL in 2020.
As part of that initiative, the Steelers selected talented running back Najee Harris out of Alabama with the 24th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. To follow that up, they drafted center Kendrick Green with the 87th overall pick and tackle Dan Moore Jr. with the 128th overall pick.
Steelers President Art Rooney II spoke about the status of the run offense in his one-on-one interview with team reporter Missi Matthews yesterday. Though he acknowledged an increase in confidence with the run offense from last year, he was not fully satisfied with their overall performance. With the addition of Harris and other pieces in place, Rooney II is aware that there is much more room for improvement.
"We have some pieces in place", he told Matthews. "Obviously Najee (Harris) and some young offensive linemen we hope are going to come in next year and take another step".
There is no question that this offseason will be dedicated to taking their improved run offense to the next level. With more cap room at their disposal, it should make the task much more manageable.