Steelers rookie OT Troy Fautanu gets new jersey number

On Thursday, the Pittsburgh Steelers selected offensive tackle Troy Fautanu in the first round of the 2024 NFL draft. Fautanu gives the steals an athletic, physical offensive tackle to pair up with Broderick Jones.

In college, Fautanu wore No. 55, but according to the team, based on a video on social media, he is making the switch over to No. 76.

Most NFL draft pundits felt like despite playing tackle in college, Fautanu’s NFL future might be on the interior. Head coach Mike Tomlin addressed this after the pick and said the team views him as a tackle. This means Fautanu’s addition should mean the Steelers can move Broderick Jones to left tackle, the spot he was drafted to play in 2023.

Story originally appeared on Steelers Wire