The Steelers have moved Marcus Gilbert, their second-round pick in 2011, to left tackle. They will start the often-injured Willie Colon at right tackle, his old spot before spending two years on the shelf with various injuries.
As their depth stands, Jonathan Scott, who played awful in 2011 when asked to step in, is the backup at either spot. As the swing tackle on a team that has no guarantees from the starters, he stands to play more than he should (which, honestly, is never).
So how much does Pittsburgh trust a second-year guy protecting the blind side and a guy with two major injuries on the right? My guess is not much. Moving up and getting a good prospect like Martin might be preferable. The team needs to upgrade its line in some way, and Martin is someone who could start as soon as this season. He’d immediately be an upgrade over Scott as the swing guy. That’s maybe the most appetizing part of the whole thing.