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Updating the Steelers’ offensive depth chart throughout free agency

After the various comings and goings, where do the Steelers stand at each position?

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As the Pittsburgh Steelers continue to shape their 2021 roster, some things become a little more clear as others still have plenty of questions. Looking specifically at the offensive side of the ball, the Steelers have retained two of their free agents in Ray-Ray McCloud and Zach Banner as well as signed Street Free Agent B.J. Finney for his return to Pittsburgh.

While it is still very early in the process, let’s look at the Steelers offensive depth chart, by position. Although the Steelers retained a large portion of their practice squad and signed others to Reserve/Futures contracts, we will be focusing for now on just those players who spent significant time on the Steelers 53-man roster in 2020 and anyone added from other teams.

Ben Roethlisberger
Mason Rudolph
Dwayne Haskins

Benny Snell Jr.
Jaylen Samuels
Anthony McFarland

Derek Watt

James Washington
Diontae Johnson
Chase Claypool
Ray-Ray McCloud

Eric Ebron
Zach Gentry
Kevin Rader

Chukwuma Okorafor
Zach Banner

David DeCastro
Kevin Dotson
B.J. Finney

J.C. Hassenauer
B.J. Finney

Since B.J. Finney has started games at both guard and center in years past with the Steelers, I included him in both depth charts.

As you can see, while the Steelers do have enough players to fill out all their positions should they have to take the field tomorrow, there are still plenty of position groups in which upgrades could be made either in free agency or the draft. With the Steelers usually keeping right around 25 offensive players on their 53-man roster to begin the season, there are obviously more additions which will be needed between now an training camp. Just looking purely at the numbers, there should be no less than five players on offense who will be on the Steelers 53-man roster in September who are not currently on the roster.

So what position group stand out as being nearly complete moving forward? Which ones do the Steelers have the most work to do? Give your thoughts in the comments below.