Pittsburgh Steelers Depth Chart 2020 Pittsburgh Steelers Depth Chart

8-8, 2nd AFC North

@ BAL

6:00 pm GMT, 12/29

The Steelers have been going through various changes over the last few seasons, and the three b's era is dead. Antonio Brown is now in Oakland, and well, Le'Veon Bell checked out a while ago. Pittsburgh comes into the new year with James Conner back in a full role, and some new names looking to jump ahead in the WR2 spot. JuJu Smith-Schuster is now the full-time WR1, and has shown the immense upside already. The Steelers defense is on the younger side, but have a lot of talent that we will be watching out for this year. Devin Bush and Justin Layne are two rookies, but Bush will be the one that steps into more snaps right away.

Offense Depth Chart

Wide Receiver WR
Tight End TE
Tight End TE
Wide Receiver WR

Defense Depth Chart

Defensive Tackle DT
Lavon Hooks L. Hooks (3)
68
#141 DT
Nose Tackle NT
Henry Mondeaux H. Mondeaux (3)
69
#65 NT
Defensive End DE
L Outside Linebacker LOLB
83
#12 LOLB
L Inside Linebacker LILB
74
#42 LILB
R Inside Linebacker RILB
Robert Spillane R. Spillane (3)
67
#19 RILB
R Outside Linebacker ROLB
72
#79 ROLB
Olasunkanmi Adeniyi O. Adeniyi (2)
69
#116 ROLB
Left Cornerback LCB
86
#17 LCB
Strong Safety SS
Jordan Dangerfield J. Dangerfield (2)
71
#52 SS
Free Safety FS
Marcus Allen M. Allen (2)
68
#71 FS
Tray Matthews T. Matthews (3)
65
#84 FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Defensive Tackle DT
Lavon Hooks L. Hooks (3)
68
#141 DT
Nose Tackle NT
Henry Mondeaux H. Mondeaux (3)
69
#65 NT
Defensive End DE
L Outside Linebacker LOLB
83
#12 LOLB
L Inside Linebacker LILB
74
#42 LILB
R Inside Linebacker RILB
Robert Spillane R. Spillane (3)
67
#19 RILB
R Outside Linebacker ROLB
72
#79 ROLB
Olasunkanmi Adeniyi O. Adeniyi (2)
69
#116 ROLB
Left Cornerback LCB
86
#17 LCB
Strong Safety SS
Jordan Dangerfield J. Dangerfield (2)
71
#52 SS
Free Safety FS
Marcus Allen M. Allen (2)
68
#71 FS
Tray Matthews T. Matthews (3)
65
#84 FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Defense Depth Chart (3-4)
Position POS
Defensive Tackle DT
Nose Tackle NT
Defensive End DE
L Outside Linebacker LOLB
L Inside Linebacker LILB
R Inside Linebacker RILB
R Outside Linebacker ROLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Position 1 2 3 4
Defensive Tackle DT Cameron Heyward C. Heyward Isaiah Buggs I. Buggs Lavon Hooks L. Hooks
Nose Tackle NT Chris Wormley C. Wormley Daniel McCullers D. McCullers Henry Mondeaux H. Mondeaux
Defensive End DE Stephon Tuitt S. Tuitt Tyson Alualu T. Alualu
L Outside Linebacker LOLB TJ Watt T. Watt
L Inside Linebacker LILB Devin Bush D. Bush
R Inside Linebacker RILB Vince Williams V. Williams Ulysees Gilbert III U. G. III Robert Spillane R. Spillane
R Outside Linebacker ROLB Bud Dupree B. Dupree Olasunkanmi Adeniyi O. Adeniyi Tuzar Skipper T. Skipper
Left Cornerback LCB Joe Haden J. Haden Justin Layne J. Layne
Strong Safety SS Terrell Edmunds T. Edmunds Jordan Dangerfield J. Dangerfield John Battle J. Battle
Free Safety FS Minkah Fitzpatrick M. Fitzpatrick Marcus Allen M. Allen Tray Matthews T. Matthews
Right Cornerback RCB Steven Nelson S. Nelson Alexander Myres A. Myres

Last Week's Steelers Starting Lineup

2019 Steelers Lineups

Game Score Starting Lineup Game Score Starting Lineup
Week 17: 12/29/19 at BAL 10-28 L Devlin Hodges (QB), JuJu Smith-Schuster (WR1), Diontae Johnson (WR2), James Washington (WR3), Vance McDonald (TE), Ramon Foster (G), Matt Feiler (OT), Alejandro Villanueva (OT), David DeCastro (G), BJ Finney (C)
Week 16: 12/22/19 at NYJ 10-16 L Devlin Hodges (QB), James Conner (RB), Diontae Johnson (WR1), James Washington (WR2), JuJu Smith-Schuster (WR3), Vance McDonald (TE), Alejandro Villanueva (OT), Ramon Foster (G), Matt Feiler (OT), Maurkice Pouncey (C), David DeCastro (G)
Week 15: 12/16/19 vs BUF 10-17 L Devlin Hodges (QB), James Conner (RB), James Washington (WR1), Johnny Holton (WR2), Deon Cain (WR3), Nick Vannett (TE), Matt Feiler (OT), David DeCastro (G), Ramon Foster (G), Maurkice Pouncey (C), Alejandro Villanueva (OT)
Week 14: 12/8/19 at ARI 23-17 W Devlin Hodges (QB), Jaylen Samuels (RB), Deon Cain (WR1), James Washington (WR2), Diontae Johnson (WR3), Vance McDonald (TE), David DeCastro (G), Ramon Foster (G), Matt Feiler (OT), Maurkice Pouncey (C), Alejandro Villanueva (OT)
Week 13: 12/1/19 vs CLE 20-13 W Devlin Hodges (QB), Jaylen Samuels (RB), Diontae Johnson (WR1), James Washington (WR2), Deon Cain (WR3), Vance McDonald (TE), BJ Finney (C), Ramon Foster (G), Matt Feiler (OT), David DeCastro (G), Alejandro Villanueva (OT)

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

How Does The Receiving Core Shakeup?

The departure of Antonio Brown is going to create a big hole in the offense. JuJu Smith-Schuster will slide into the number one role, and that is a role he can thrive in. We saw him really put up numbers the last few seasons and he has the ability to continue. The WR2 spot is going to be freed up as well, and there were a few options heading into the season. Donte Moncrief is the front runner at the moment, but James Washington is making a case for some more snaps in his second year. Washington was a successful college player, but was buried on the depth chart in his rookie season. Diontae Johnson is a rookie that will occasionally get snaps, but isn't quite in the mix just yet. Look for Moncrief to get going if healthy, and durability has always been his struggles.

Can This Defense Take A Step Forward?

Pittsburgh's defense struggled at times last season, and this wasn't always the case over the last few decades. They are someone of a rebuilding defense, but have a lot of youthful talent. They added that a few pieces throughout the draft, and the big name was Devin Bush. He will jump into some snaps at linebacker, alongside TJ Watt and Bud Dupree. Stephon Tuitt and Cameron Hayward should provide a good front three that can get to the quarterback. The secondary is where we have some questions, and Joe Haden going down early in camp is something to watch out for. This group has potential to get going, and a lot will rely on how good the secondary can be. However, the front seven is very above average and could help out.

Can Vance McDonald Fill A Full Time Role?

Vance McDonald saw 72 targets last season, and caught 50 balls for 610 yards and four scores. There is a lot of hype around McDonald because Brown is gone, and the other tight end from last year is as well. Jesse James sucked up some snaps and targets from McDonald. Overall this is a year where McDonald should see a bump in targets, but let's not get crazy. He has some connection with Ben Roethlisberger which bodes well for the both of them, and a moderate upgrade in last year's numbers is to be expected, but a ceiling year would be a bit of a stretch. There are still plenty of other options that will be getting targets. 80-90 targets is in his range of outcomes, and I would be surprised to see anything more.