Pittsburgh Steelers Depth Chart

  • HC: Mike Tomlin
  • OC: Matt Canada
  • DC: Teryl Austin
  • ST: Danny Smith
Updated: 10/02/2022 7:00AM ET
Pos No. Player 1 No Player 2 No Player 3 No Player 4 No Player 5
Offense
OFF          
LWR18Johnson, Diontae 19/3
RWR14Pickens, George 22/213Boykin, Miles W/Bal
SWR11Claypool, Chase 20/289Olszewski, Gunner U/NE82Sims, Steven SF21
LT65Moore Jr., Dan 21/472Scott, Trent U/Car
LG69Dotson, Kevin 20/453Green, Kendrick 21/3
C61Cole, Mason U/Min60Hassenauer, J.C. SF19
RG78Daniels, James U/Chi
RT76Okorafor, Chukwuma 18/377DAVIS, JESSE T/Min
TE88Freiermuth, Pat 21/281Gentry, Zach 19/583Heyward, Connor 22/6
QB10Trubisky, Mitch U/Buf8Pickett, Kenny 22/12Rudolph, Mason 18/3
RB22Harris, Najee 21/130Warren, Jaylen CF2224Snell Jr., Benny 19/4
FB44Watt, Derek U/LAC
Defense
DEF          
DE99Ogunjobi, Larry U/Cin95Wormley, Chris T/Bal
NT94ALUALU, TYSON U/Jax57Adams, Montravius P/NO
DT97HEYWARD, CAMERON 11/198Leal, DeMarvin 22/392Loudermilk, Isaiahh 21/5
LOLB50Reed, Malik T/Den96Anenih, David P/Ten
LILB55Bush, Devin 19/141Spillane, Robert SF19
RILB51Jack, Myles CC/Jax27Allen, Marcus 18/593Robinson, Mark 22/7
ROLB56Highsmith, Alex 20/348Jones, Jamir W/Jax
LCB25Witherspoon, Ahkello T/Sea42Pierre, James CF2016Jackson, Josh CB
SS34Edmunds, Terrell 18/128Killebrew, Miles U/Det
FS39Fitzpatrick, Minkah T/Mia21Norwood, Tre 21/7
RCB20Sutton, Cameron 17/329Wallace, Levi U/Buf
NB35Maulet, Arthur U/NYJ
Special Teams
ST          
PT6Harvin III, Pressley 21/7
PK9BOSWELL, CHRIS SF15
LS46Kuntz, Christian SF19
H6Harvin III, Pressley 21/7
KO9BOSWELL, CHRIS SF15
PR89Olszewski, Gunner U/NE82Sims, Steven SF21
KR89Olszewski, Gunner U/NE82Sims, Steven SF21
Practice Squad
PS          
PS73Davis, Carlos DT68Dunkle, William OG80Roberson, Jaquarii WR74Leglue, John OG31Gilbert, Mark CB
PS26McFarland Jr., Anthony RB54Anderson, Ryan OLB37Riley, Elijah S49Russell, Chapelle ILB15White, Cody WR
PS87Williams, Rodney TE33Huntley, Jason RB4BERRY, JORDAN PT36Wilson, Quincy CB79Wren, Renell DT
PS
Reserves
RES          
RES33McNichols, Jeremy IR38Joseph, Karl IR17Miller, Anthony IR23Kazee, Damontae SUS30Platel, Carlins IR
RES45Rashed Jr., Hamilcar PS/INJ19Austin III, Calvin IR90Watt, T.J. IR

Depth Chart Fantasy Impact

For the 1st time since 2003, Pittsburgh won’t have Ben Roethlisberger around. The team signed Mitchell Trubisky in free agency after the vet’s retirement, and then drafted Pitt QB Kenny Pickett in Round 1. (No other QB would come off the board until the middle of Round 3.)

Trubisky flunked out of Chicago without the team even exercising his 5th-year option, after the Bears selected him 2nd overall in 2017. After a year of backing up Josh Allen in Buffalo, he’ll battle Pickett and Mason Rudolph (to a much lesser degree) for the starting job.

Pittsburgh’s backfield depth chart didn’t change after Najee Harris dominated work as a rookie. Harris ranked 2nd in the league in carries last season and tied Austin Ekeler for the target lead among RBs. Only Derrick Henry and Alvin Kamara garnered more opportunities per game (carries plus targets), and each missed multiple games.

Benny Snell returns as the primary backup and says he has slimmed down. He has also seen his yards per carry dip 2 straight years, from 3.9 down to 3.3 and 2.7. Snell managed only 40 total opportunities in last year’s shallow backfield.

Anthony McFarland barely saw the field in his 2nd season. An MCL tear at the start of the year certainly didn’t help. We’ll see whether he can become more of a factor.

WR Diontae Johnson heads into a contract year after tying for 2nd most targets in the league in his 3rd season. Only Cooper Kupp finished ahead in that category, while just 4 WRs caught more passes.

Chase Claypool comes off a rocky 2nd season to find new challengers for targets. Pittsburgh drafted WR George Pickens out of Georgia in Round 2 and then speedster Calvin Austin III from Memphis in Round 4. Claypool could be a candidate for more slot work in his 3rd year. No obvious replacement remains for that role after the Steelers shed JuJu Smith-Schuster and Ray-Ray McCloud – 2021’s top 2 slot players – this offseason.

The team also signed former Patriot Gunner Olszewski in free agency. He likely arrives primarily to return kicks and punts but also drew some 1st-team work at slot WR in spring drills.

Up front, the only addition is G James Daniels. He’ll take over for 1-year starter Trai Turner at right guard.

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