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Steelers select Texas A&M OT Dan Moore Jr. at 128th overall in the fourth round


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The Steelers addressed the offensive tackle position in the fourth round at 128th overall by selecting Dan Moore Jr. out of Texas A&M.


Moore was a three-year starter at left tackle at Texas A&M and was a finalist for the Joe Moore Award last season. Moore was a second-team All-SEC selection in 2020. He also spent time at right tackle his freshman year.


The Steelers needed to add some depth to the offensive tackle position and they didn't address it early in the draft, but Moore has some upside and will need to be developed and molded by offensive line coach Adrian Klemm. The Steelers had success when drafting Kevin Dotson in the fourth round last year.


Moore is described as a player that can be employed in a zone-based blocking scheme. Kendrick Green also excels in zone blocking. It appears that under new offensive coordinator Matt Canada, the Steelers will be running more zone.


Below is a scouting report on Moore by The Draft Network.


"Dan Moore Jr. is a well-experienced player as he’s started in 36 of the 43 contests that he’s participated in—that includes 35 straight games. Possessing a top-heavy frame overall, he has the strength necessary in order to latch and sustain when getting his hands on cleanly to defenders, but must gain significant amounts of strength in his lower half. With long arms, adequate grip strength, and an average pass set, he has a solid foundation of traits to continue to build upon. He still needs seasoning in certain areas, but he already has a lot of the ingredients in the cupboard that are waiting to be put to good use. The intensity and awareness are evident as a run blocker, as he displays lots of willingness with sticking on assignments. With average foot speed, his pass sets will need to be tweaked some as he has troubles with ends that are able to quickly win the corner against him by attacking his outside hip. A favorable project for teams that employ a zone-based blocking scheme, Moore is a multi-year experiment that could pay off in the long run with a lot of patience while developing."








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