We continue to bulldoze our way through the Steelers 90-man roster, and today we focus on guard Ramon Foster.
Player: Ramon Foster
Position: Left Guard
It's almost a cliché to say, but your offense will only go as far as the offensive line will take it. For as often ignored as they are, the O-line plays a vital role in any dominant offense. Part of cultivating a good line is consistency, and that's something the Steelers have in guard Ramon Foster. Foster has been a regular starter on the team since the 2011 season. While not the caliber player of Maurkice Pouncey or David DeCastro, the reality is that in a salary cap world you can't have pro bowlers at every position.
Foster is a very middle of the pack player but is rarely hurt, is still only 30 years old, and has been around long enough that other members of the line know what to expect of him. Additionally, he took a pay cut staying in Pittsburgh because he believes the team is close to a ring, and while that doesn't mean anything in terms of his on the field play it's always nice to see a player put the team before a paycheck. In summary, while there are certainly better players at the position you could do a lot worse than having Foster on your line.
Comfort playing on a line without starting center or tackle
Team friendly contract
Run Blocking merely adequate
Mobility a concern
Not quite agile enough to get downfield to block the second level
Chances of Making the team: 100%