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Updating the Steelers’ offensive depth chart as the draft approaches

With the draft only three 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 added depth at running back and offensive line in Kelen Ballage and Rashaad Coward since the last update.

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.

Ben Roethlisberger
Mason Rudolph
Dwayne Haskins

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

Derek Watt

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

Eric Ebron
Zach Gentry
Kevin Rader

Chukwuma Okorafor
Zach Banner
Joe Haeg

David DeCastro
Kevin Dotson
Rashaad Coward
B.J. Finney

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 enough players but not necessarily at the right position groups. For example, there are more running backs 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 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.