Pittsburgh Steelers Depth Chart 2019 Steelers Depth Chart

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Despite a 9-6-1 record, the Steelers missed the playoffs last season for the first time since 2013. Arguably, last year’s Pittsburgh team was more noteworthy for its off-field drama than for anything that transpired on the gridiron. Le’Veon Bell’s year-long hold out dominated headlines and caused palpable tension in the locker room, and Antonio Brown’s weekly antics eventually led to a suspension.

Both players are now gone, perhaps clearing the way for play to once again supersede any drama. Filling in for Brown as the top wide receiver will be JuJu Smith Schuster who posted 1426 yards last season. At running back, James Conner figures to retain the role gifted to him by Bell’s absence and will be joined by Jaylen Samuels who ended the year on a strong note. Of course, the offense will, as always, revolve around Ben Roethlisberger, who through for 5129 yards last season.

On defense, Stephon Tuitt, Cameron Heyward, and T.J. Watt lead the charge. This unit struggled last season, finishing just 27th in yards allowed per game. In what figures to be a strong AFC North, those numbers will need to improve.

Offense Depth Chart

Quarterback QB
Joshua Dobbs J. Dobbs (3)
68
#86 QB
Nick Schuessler N. Schuessler (4)
64
#114 QB
Running Back RB
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Tight End TE
Kevin Rader K. Rader (4)
68
#132 TE
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Tight End TE
Kevin Rader K. Rader (4)
68
#132 TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quarterback QB
Joshua Dobbs J. Dobbs (3)
68
#86 QB
Nick Schuessler N. Schuessler (4)
64
#114 QB
Running Back RB
Skill Positions Depth Chart

Defense Depth Chart

Left Defensive End LDE
Conor Sheehy C. Sheehy (3)
67
#172 DE
Nose Tackle NT
Right Defensive End RDE
Casey Sayles C. Sayles (3)
68
#158 DE
L Outside Linebacker LOLB
75
#65 OLB
Olasunkanmi Adeniyi O. Adeniyi (2)
69
#88 OLB
Linebacker LB
72
#87 OLB
L Inside Linebacker LILB
R Inside Linebacker RILB
R Outside Linebacker ROLB
82
#20 OLB
J'terius Jones J. Jones (3)
69
#116 OLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Marcus Allen M. Allen (2)
68
#71 SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB
73
#138 CB
Marcelis Branch M. Branch (3)
69
#64 CB
Left Defensive End LDE
Conor Sheehy C. Sheehy (3)
67
#172 DE
Nose Tackle NT
Right Defensive End RDE
Casey Sayles C. Sayles (3)
68
#158 DE
L Outside Linebacker LOLB
75
#65 OLB
Olasunkanmi Adeniyi O. Adeniyi (2)
69
#88 OLB
Linebacker LB
72
#87 OLB
L Inside Linebacker LILB
R Inside Linebacker RILB
R Outside Linebacker ROLB
82
#20 OLB
J'terius Jones J. Jones (3)
69
#116 OLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Marcus Allen M. Allen (2)
68
#71 SS
Free Safety FS
Defense Depth Chart (3-4)
Position POS
Left Defensive End LDE
Nose Tackle NT
Right Defensive End RDE
L Outside Linebacker LOLB
Linebacker LB
L Inside Linebacker LILB
R Inside Linebacker RILB
R Outside Linebacker ROLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB

Offense Depth Chart Stats

Defense Depth Chart Stats

Team Defense Rating
Pittsburgh Steelers Steelers
85
Team Defense Rating Pts Allowed/Game Yards Allowed/Game Pass Yards Allowed/Game Rush Yards Allowed/Game Sacks Fumbles INT
Pittsburgh Steelers
85
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Special Teams Rating
Pittsburgh Steelers Steelers
0
Special Teams Rating Kick Return TDs Punt Return TDs Field Goal Blocked Punt Blocked Extra Point Blocked TDs
Pittsburgh Steelers
0
0 0 0 0 0 0
Kickers Rating Depth Position Points Field Goals Made Field Goal % Made Long Extra Points Made 0-19 FG Attempted/Made 20-29 FG Attempted/Made 30-39 FG Attempted/Made 40-49 FG Attempted/Made 50+ Attempted/Made
Chris Boswell C. Boswell
76
K 1
Matthew Wright M. Wright
73
K 2
Punters Rating
Jordan Berry J. Berry
78
AJ Hughes A. Hughes
68
Ian Berryman I. Berryman
71
Punters Rating Depth Position
Jordan Berry J. Berry
78
P 1
AJ Hughes A. Hughes
68
P 2
Ian Berryman I. Berryman
71
P 2

Preseason Analysis: Steelers Want to Send Ben Off with Another Ring

Offseason Moves

Trading Antonio Brown for draft picks was certainly Pittsburgh’s best documented offseason move, along with the release of Le’Veon Bell. Those two players were integral parts of Pittsburgh’s core, and both have an argument as the best player at their respective positions. The trade of right tackle Marcus Gilbert to the Cardinals was an under- the-radar move compared to the above two, but it will be impactful nonetheless.

To compensate for some of Brown’s lost production, the Steelers signed Donte Moncrief from the Jaguars and selected Diontae Johnson in the third round of the draft.

Also in the draft, Pittsburgh selected linebacker Devin Bush from Michigan. Bush was highly regarded by the organization, as evidenced by the fact that the Steelers trade up to get him. Since Ryan Shazier’s injury in 2017, Pittsburgh has struggled at linebacker, and many see Bush as the answer.

Looking Ahead

Despite the loss of key players, the Steelers expect to be more successful this year than they were last year. Missing the playoffs is a rare occurrence in Pittsburgh, and this 2019 team will look to keep it that way.

Roethlisberger, Smith-Schuster, Conner, and a highly regarded offensive line form the nucleus of a team that can put up a lot of points in the AFC North, where the Baltimore defense lost multiple contributors, the Cincinnati defense will rank towards the bottom of the league, and where the Cleveland defense is yet to establish itself. Even in his age-37 season, Roethlisberger should be one of the better passers in the NFL, if last year is any indication. Losing 100 receptions with Brown will hurt, but Smith-Schuster, in just his second season, established himself as the best WR2 in the league. The smart money is on him continuing that success as WR1 this year. Also helping Roethlisberger will be Conner, who, although not as explosive as Bell, proved to be exactly what the Steelers needed last season. He’s a hard-nosed runner who effectively finds the gaps, and he has great hands out of the backfield.

However, just as their rivals could potentially struggle on the defensive side of the ball, the Steelers could also have problems there. With Watt, Tuitt, and Heyward pressuring the passer, Pittsburgh led the league in sacks, but it wasn’t enough to keep the unit out of the bottom portion of the league in most other defensive categories. Bush alone cannot fix these problems, but perhaps he can make a significant dent. He’ll need to if Pittsburgh wants to retain its identity as a swarming, intimidating defensive team.

With the emergence of the Browns, the Steelers have to worry about more than just the Ravens to secure an AFC North crown. They’re certainly an imperfect team, but so are their three division rivals. Head coach Mike Tomlin, historically, has been good at masking imperfections. He’ll have to do so once again for this team to return to the playoffs.