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Updating the Steelers’ offensive depth chart 2 weeks before the NFL draft

With the draft now only two weeks away, where do the Steelers stand at each offensive 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 brought back quarterback Josh Dobbs to add into the mix.

While the upcoming NFL draft will help fill out some of the offensive needs, let’s look at the Steelers offensive depth chart by position in order to give a better grasp on where the Steelers need to add pieces. 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 who has appeared in NFL games.


QB
Ben Roethlisberger
Mason Rudolph
Joshua Dobbs
Dwayne Haskins

RB
Benny Snell Jr.
Jaylen Samuels
Anthony McFarland
Kalen Ballage
Trey Edmunds

FB
Derek Watt

WR
JuJu Smith-Schuster
James Washington
Diontae Johnson
Chase Claypool
Ray-Ray McCloud

TE
Eric Ebron
Zach Gentry
Kevin Rader

OT
Chukwuma Okorafor
Zach Banner
Joe Haeg

G
David DeCastro
Kevin Dotson
Rashaad Coward
B.J. Finney

C
B.J. Finney
J.C. Hassenauer


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 starting 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, they have more than enough players but not necessarily at the right position groups. For example, there are more running backs and quarterbacks currently on the depth chart than what the Steelers are likely to keep. With the Steelers likely to add a number of offensive players in the draft, there are names on this current list who will not make the 53-man roster. Spots could also still be filled by players on their roster who signed futures contracts, free agent signings, or rookies added via the draft or as undrafted free agents.

So what position group stands 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.