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Is Christian DiLauro just another camp body for the Steelers?

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Breaking down every player one-by-one alphabetically on the Steelers current 90-man roster

Philadelphia Eagles v Cleveland Browns Photo by: 2018 Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images

Let’s dive into part 24 of our 90-part series—assuming the roster does not change before we are complete—which will break down each player of the Steelers current 90-man roster in alphabetical order. This series will encompass many aspects of each players game and their current role with the team. At the end, I’ll give some projected stats as well as their chances to make the 53-man roster.

Today’s profile features reserve offensive tackle:

Christian DiLauro

Position: T
Height: 6’ 6”
Weight: 300 lbs
College: Illinois
Draft: UDFA in 2018 (Browns)


2019 stats

N/A —Practice squad


Contract remaining

Expires in 2020
$610,000 salary cap number (0.3% of total cap)
$0 dead money
$610,000 cap savings if cut


Likelihood of making the roster

Almost none.

I never want to give a player no chance of making the roster/practice squad, however, DiLauro has already bounced around the league a ton and is playing a position which is already loaded.

Alejandro Villanueva, Matt Feiler, Chukwuma Okorafor, Zach Banner, Derwin Gray, and former XFL player Anthony Coyle all sit above DiLauro on the depth chart and the Steelers will probably only carry 4 of those names.


2020 projection

At very best DiLauro gets back onto the practice squad and can make another run at the roster in 2021. At worst, obviously being the Steelers cutting him.


Projected stats:

N/A —Cut/Practice squad


Summary

The Steelers have a very talented offensive line, and it will be hard for anyone to crack last years top four. If DiLauro actually made this team it would because everyone got injured or something just clicked and he has become one of the teams best players. Sometimes fairy tails come true, this won't be one of those times.


Previously Highlighted

Ola Adeniyi
Marcus Allen
Tyson Alualu
Trajan Bandy
Zach Banner
J.T. Barrett
John Battle
Jordan Berry
Saeed Blacknall
Breon Borders
Chris Boswell
Antoine Brooks Jr.
Isaiah Buggs
Devin Bush
Deon Cain
Kam Canaday
Chase Claypool
Josiah Coatney
James Conner
Anthony Coyle
Jordan Dangerfield
Amara Darboh
Carlos Davis