Steelers GM Omar Khan focused on athletes in first NFL draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers front office was somewhat old-fashioned with Kevin Colbert as general manager. But in just one full offseason we’ve already seen just how much more aggressive with a better focus on athletics and analytics.

Case in point is the Steelers 2023 NFL draft. We turn to Kent Lee Platte, the creator of RAS (Relative Athletic Score). Platte’s ability to condense the athleticism of NFL prospects into an easily comparative score makes it much simpler to understand the mindset of your team’s front office.

Platte shared the graphic below on Twitter highlighting how much the Steelers emphasized athleticism in the 2023 NFL draft.

The higher the number the better obviously and seeing six of seven players the Steelers drafted in the top tier of athleticism is meaningful. Honestly, we are more shocked to see edge rusher Nick Herbig so low in comparison to the rest of the draft class.

But regardless, we love this trend and can’t wait until Platte starts putting out the RAS scores for some of our favorite Steelers prospects.

Story originally appeared on Steelers Wire

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