Pittsburgh Steelers Depth Chart

  • HC: Mike Tomlin
  • OC: Matt Canada
  • DC: Teryl Austin
  • ST: Danny Smith
Updated: 01/24/2023 3:28PM ET
Pos No. Player 1 No Player 2 No Player 3 No Player 4 No Player 5
LWR18Johnson, Diontae 19/313Boykin, Miles W/Bal
RWR14Pickens, George 22/217Miller, Anthony SF21
SWR82Sims, Steven SF2119Austin III, Calvin 22/489Olszewski, Gunner U/NE
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
QB8Pickett, Kenny 22/110Trubisky, Mitch U/Buf2Rudolph, Mason 18/3
RB22Harris, Najee 21/130Warren, Jaylen CF2224Snell Jr., Benny 19/433McNichols, Jeremy SF22
DE99Ogunjobi, Larry U/Cin95Wormley, Chris T/Bal92Loudermilk, Isaiahh 21/5
NT57Adams, Montravius P/NO94ALUALU, TYSON U/Jax
DT97HEYWARD, CAMERON 11/198Leal, DeMarvin 22/391Marshall, Jonathan P/NYJ
LOLB90Watt, T.J. 17/150Reed, Malik T/Den
LILB41Spillane, Robert SF1993Robinson, Mark 22/727Allen, Marcus 18/5
RILB51Jack, Myles CC/Jax55Bush, Devin 19/154Crowder, Tae P/NYG
ROLB56Highsmith, Alex 20/348Jones, Jamir W/Jax
LCB29Wallace, Levi U/Buf42Pierre, James CF2030Platel, Carlins CF22
SS34Edmunds, Terrell 18/121Norwood, Tre 21/728Killebrew, Miles U/Det
FS39Fitzpatrick, Minkah T/Mia23Kazee, Damontae U/Dal37Riley, Elijah W/NYJ
RCB25Witherspoon, Ahkello T/Sea17JACKSON, WILLIAM T/Was
NB20Sutton, Cameron 17/335Maulet, Arthur U/NYJ38Joseph, Karl SF21
Special Teams
PT6Harvin III, Pressley 21/7
LS46Kuntz, Christian SF19
H6Harvin III, Pressley 21/7
PR82Sims, Steven SF2189Olszewski, Gunner U/NE
KR82Sims, Steven SF2189Olszewski, Gunner U/NE
FUT84Bradley, Ja'Marcus WR33Dawson, Duke CB68Dunkle, William OG38Huntley, Jason RB17Nelson, Scott S
FUT62McCollum, Ryan OC87Williams, Rodney TE45Egbule, Emeke OLB00Teague, Master RB15White, Cody WR
FUT00Fitzpatrick, Dez WR00Robinson, Kenny S00Harper, Madre CB00Wilcox, Chris CB79Wren, Renell DT
FUT26McFarland Jr., Anthony RB49Russell, Chapelle ILB00Chisena, Dan WR00Roche, Quincy OLB

Team Needs

1. Offensive Line
2. Linebacker
3. Cornerback

This line is simply too soft on the outside and it will make life difficult for quarterback Kenny Pickett as he tries to develop into the next big-time starter for the historic franchise. They need to follow their tradition and feed resources into his protection.

Key FA: CB Cameron Sutton, S Terrell Edmunds, S Damontae Kazee

Check out our initial OL review here: https://youtu.be/EwvytAb2-P0

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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