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Updating the Steelers depth charts at positions taken on Day 3 of the NFL draft

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While some position groups are overflowing, The Steelers new players will have a chance to move up their respective depth charts.

NFL: JUL 04 Steelers Training Camp Photo by Shelley Lipton/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

After drafting four new players on Day 3 of the 2020 NFL draft, Let’s take a look at the Steelers four position groups which had players added to the roster from rounds four through seven. With the full list of Undrafted Free Agents not official, they will not be included at this time. The projected depth chart for these positions for the Steelers is as follows:

Running Back

  1. James Conner
  2. Benny Snell Jr.
  3. Jaylen Samuels
  4. Anthony McFarland Jr.
  5. Kerrith Whyte Jr.
  6. Trey Edmunds
  7. Ralph Webb
  8. Darrin Hall

Where McFarland falls on the depth chart right now is irrelevant. Knowing where the Steelers usually place rookies will put him lower to start with the opportunity to rise as soon as the team gets on the field. In actuality, positions 2 — 8 are all up for grabs and interchangeable at this point. Fullback Derek Watt is not included as he is a position group by himself

Offensive Line

  1. Maurkice Pouncey
  2. David DeCastro
  3. Alejandro Villanueva
  4. Matt Feiler
  5. Chukwuma Okorafor
  6. Stefen Wisniewski
  7. Zach Banner
  8. Kevin Dotson
  9. Derwin Gray
  10. J.C. Hassenauer
  11. Christian DiLauro
  12. John Keenoy
  13. Anthony Coyle
  14. Jarron Jones

Exactly were players fall when looking at the entire offensive line is quite difficult. With the top five players being starters, we are merely going off of the report the Steelers will begin the season with Matt Feiler at guard and Chuks Okorafor at tackle. But if Wisniewski or Dotson appear up to the challenge at guard, Feiler could go right back to his tackle position. Trying to determine exactly where each player falls at this point isn’t a pressing issue.

Safety

  1. Minkah Fitzpatrick
  2. Terrell Edmunds
  3. Jordan Dangerfield
  4. Marcus Allen
  5. Antione Brooks Jr.
  6. John Battle
  7. Tray Matthews
  8. Tyree Kinnel

For now we will put Brooks on the depth chart at safety, although he could function much like Mark Barron and end up playing more of a linebacker role. This could bode well for Brooks as the inside linebacker room is currently very thin. But being a sixth-round pick, he will start off just behind those who were on the Steelers last season with a chance to prove his worth.

Defensive Line

  1. Cameron Heyward
  2. Stephon Tuitt
  3. Tyson Alualu
  4. Chris Wormley
  5. Isaiah Buggs
  6. Daniel McCullers
  7. Carlos Davis
  8. Henry Mondeaux
  9. Cavon Walker
  10. Dewayne Hendrix

Behind Heyward and Tuitt, it gets pretty murky as to the actual depth chart of the rest of the players. McCullers could fall anywhere from four to ten on this list, and exactly what the Steelers are thinking with Chris Wormley remains to be seen since he was in Baltimore last year. I’m fairly confident the top five players will all be on the team come September with the remaining five fighting for the sixth spot.