Pittsburgh Steelers target No. 3: Andre Dillard, OT
The Pittsburgh Steelers had to do quite a bit of shuffling on the offensive line in 2021. There were eight players on the Steelers offensive line that played at least 275 snaps last season and the tackle position may be an area they look at on the trade market if a risk-reward proposition like Andre Dillard comes about.
Dillard is a former first-round pick out of Washington State who has tremendous athleticism and was considered arguably the best pass protector of his class, but he hasn’t been able to make that leap for the Philadelphia Eagles.
He hasn’t even played 700 snaps for the Eagles yet and with Philadelphia extending Jordan Mailata in the middle of last season, Dillard could be on his way out.
Would he be an immediate starter at left tackle for the Steelers? Maybe not. Rookie Dan Moore Jr. did a good job overall in his rookie season as a mid-round pick out of Texas A&M.
There is some uncertainty about whether or not Chukwuma Okorafor and Zach Banner will be back this next season, and after the Steelers had to deal with losing both Alejandro Villanueva and Matt Feiler last offseason, it would make sense that they would do whatever is needed to fortify depth up front offensively.
Andre Dillard might not be working out as a first-round player, but if the price to acquire is only a mid-round pick, that could be a very worthwhile risk.