Originally Posted by SteelerJT
Now now. I didn't say the team doesn't need a franchise LT. But what evidence is there to suggest that Beachum isn't that man for the Steelers? Ben seemed pretty healthy to me in 2013. And with Munch on board, the whole line stands to improve in technique. Franchise doesn't have to mean top 5.
After one year. He had more tackles and deflections in 2011 than 2013, both seasons of which he played all 16 games.
Beachum did play very well for us last year and in the last 7 games, he allowed one sack playing against formidable competition. The fact that he settled into a role and played well shows upside. I would prefer to pour money into a top tier Safety / OLB in free agency, but if we can grab a guy like Veldheer or Albert and kick Beachum over to RT while keeping Gilbert for depth, that would be a great offensive line.
Safety / OLB > CB > T.