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Will Chuks Okorafor be a member of the Steelers starting offensive line?

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

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Continuing along with part 63 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.

Let’s take a look at competing right tackle:

Chukwuma Okorafor

Position: T
Height: 6’ 6”
Weight: 330 lbs
College: Western Michigan
Draft: 3rd Round, 92 Overall in 2018


2019 stats

1 Games played
1 Games started


Contract remaining

Expires in 202
$953,091 salary cap number (0.5% of total cap)
$203,091 Dead money
$750,000 Savings if cut


Likelihood of making the roster

Lock. Chuks Okorafor is in the middle of the biggest position battle on the 2020 Pittsburgh Steelers roster. Whether or not he wins the starting right tackle job, Okorafor will still be on the roster and potentially the teams swing tackle/jumbo tight end. He will be on this team in 2020,


2020 projection

While I am leaning toward Zach Banner winning the starting tackle spot, I do think Chuks has a very good chance of winning the job for himself. In my opinion I think Okorafor makes an impact as a swing tackle and picks up a start or two due to injury or performance of either Alejandro Villanueva or Zach Banner. He will appear in all 16 games,


Projected stats:

16 Games played
4 Games Started


Summary

Chukwuma Okorafor and Zach Banner will be one of the most interesting matchups to follow during training camp. Either player can truly win the job yet the loser will still see considerable playing tie as the teams swing tackle and primary backup. The Steelers offensive line is in really good shape and has some quality depth because of guys like Chuks. Okorafor will be a starter in this league one day, it may not be in Pittsburgh but he is defiantly talented enough to win job.


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
David DeCastro
Christian DiLauro
Kevin Dotson
Bud Dupree
Eric Ebron
Terrell Edmunds
Trey Edmunds
Matt Feiler
Minkah Fitzpatrick
Zach Gentry
Ulysees Gilbert III
Derwin Gray
Joe Haden
J.C. Hassenauer
Quadree Henderson
Dewayne Hendrix
Cam Heyward
Alex Highsmith
Mike Hilton
Devlin Hodges
John Houston
Anthony Johnson
Diontae Johnson
Jarron Jones
John Keenoy
Tyree Kinnel
Christian Kuntz
Justin Layne
Leo Lewis
James Lockhart
Paxton Lynch
Dan McCullers
Vance McDonald
Anthony McFarland Jr.
Henry Mondeaux
Christian Montano
Alexander Myres
Steven Nelson
Spencer Nigh