Pittsburgh Steelers Depth Chart 2020 Steelers Depth Chart

8-8, 2nd AFC North

at 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

Running Back RB
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quadree Henderson Q. Henderson (8)
68
#277 WR
Tight End TE
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Tight End TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quadree Henderson Q. Henderson (8)
68
#277 WR

Defense Depth Chart

Defensive Tackle DT
Nose Tackle NT
Defensive End DE
L Outside Linebacker LOLB
L Inside Linebacker LILB
74
#42 ILB
R Inside Linebacker RILB
Robert Spillane R. Spillane (3)
67
#19 ILB
R Outside Linebacker ROLB
72
#79 OLB
Olasunkanmi Adeniyi O. Adeniyi (2)
69
#116 OLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Jordan Dangerfield J. Dangerfield (2)
71
#52 SS
Free Safety FS
Marcus Allen M. Allen (2)
68
#71 FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Defensive Tackle DT
Nose Tackle NT
Defensive End DE
L Outside Linebacker LOLB
L Inside Linebacker LILB
74
#42 ILB
R Inside Linebacker RILB
Robert Spillane R. Spillane (3)
67
#19 ILB
R Outside Linebacker ROLB
72
#79 OLB
Olasunkanmi Adeniyi O. Adeniyi (2)
69
#116 OLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Jordan Dangerfield J. Dangerfield (2)
71
#52 SS
Free Safety FS
Marcus Allen M. Allen (2)
68
#71 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
Nose Tackle NT Javon Hargrave J. Hargrave Daniel McCullers D. McCullers
Defensive End DE Tyson Alualu T. Alualu
L Outside Linebacker LOLB TJ Watt T. Watt Anthony Chickillo A. Chickillo
L Inside Linebacker LILB Devin Bush D. Bush Mark Barron M. Barron
R Inside Linebacker RILB Vince Williams V. Williams Tyler Matakevich T. Matakevich 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
Free Safety FS Minkah Fitzpatrick M. Fitzpatrick Marcus Allen M. Allen
Right Cornerback RCB Steven Nelson S. Nelson Artie Burns A. Burns

Offense Depth Chart Stats

Quarterbacks Stats Passing Rushing
Player Rating Depth Games Sacks Depth Games Sacks Attempts Completions Completion% Passing Yards Yds/Attempt INTs Attempts Yards YPG TD
Ben Roethlisberger B. Roethlisberger
84
QB 1 2 2 62 35 56.5 351 5.7 1 1 7 3.5 0
Mason Rudolph M. Rudolph
67
QB 2 10 15 283 176 62.2 1765 6.2 9 21 42 4.2 0
Paxton Lynch P. Lynch
71
QB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Taryn Christion T. Christion
73
QB 5
J.T. Barrett J. Barrett
66
QB 5
Devlin Hodges D. Hodges
73
QB 6 8 15 160 100 62.5 1063 6.6 8 21 68 8.5 0
Nick Schuessler N. Schuessler
64
QB 7
Running Backs Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Fumbles Targets Receptions Yards YPC Long TD Attempts Yards Long TD YPC YPG
James Conner J. Conner
84
RB 1 33.5 1 RB 1 33.5 1 38 34 251 7.4 26 3 116 464 25 4 4 46.4
Jaylen Samuels J. Samuels
65
RB 2 26.4 1 RB 2 26.4 1 57 47 305 6.5 27 1 66 175 13 1 2.7 12.5
Benny Snell Jr. B. Snell Jr.
76
RB 3 13.2 1 RB 3 13.2 1 4 3 23 7.7 14 0 108 426 23 2 3.9 32.8
Roosevelt Nix R. Nix
79
RB 4 11.7 0 RB 4 11.7 0 3 2 4 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Trey Edmunds T. Edmunds
60
RB 5 8.6 0 RB 5 8.6 0 7 6 48 8 11 0 22 92 45 0 4.2 8.4
Kerrith Whyte Jr. K. Whyte Jr.
77
RB 6 6.8 0 RB 6 6.8 0 1 1 9 9 9 0 24 122 21 0 5.1 20.3
Ralph Webb R. Webb
66
RB 7 RB 7
Darrin Hall D. Hall
77
RB 8 RB 8
Travon McMillian T. McMillian
73
RB 9 RB 9
Rushel Shell III R. S. III
64
RB 10 RB 10
Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
JuJu Smith-Schuster J. Smith-Schuster
89
LWR 1 48.5 71 42 552 60 13.1 76 3 0 0 0 0 0
James Washington J. Washington
74
RWR 2 43.3 80 44 735 60 16.7 79 3 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan Switzer R. Switzer
76
SWR 3 9 11 8 27 70 3.4 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
Deon Cain D. Cain
65
LWR 4 23.7 20 9 124 50 13.8 35 0 0 0 0 0 0
Diontae Johnson D. Johnson
71
RWR 5 41.7 92 59 680 60 11.5 45 5 4 41 0 10.2 2.6
Johnny Holton J. Holton
62
SWR 6 18.1 15 3 21 20 7 18 0 1 9 0 9 0.6
Amara Darboh A. Darboh
73
LWR 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Quadree Henderson Q. Henderson
68
RWR 8
Anthony Johnson A. Johnson
77
SWR 9
Jamal Custis J. Custis
70
LWR 10
TEs
Player Rating
Vance McDonald V. McDonald
84
Nick Vannett N. Vannett
77
Zach Gentry Z. Gentry
73
Trevor Wood T. Wood
76
Christian Scotland-Williamson C. Scotland-Williamson
69
Micky Crum M. Crum N/A
Kevin Rader K. Rader
68
Tight Ends Stats Receiving
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD
Vance McDonald V. McDonald
84
TE 1 50.2 55 38 273 70 7.2 22 3
Nick Vannett N. Vannett
77
TE 2 30.2 22 17 166 80 9.8 18 0
Zach Gentry Z. Gentry
73
TE 3 12.5 1 1 4 100 4 4 0
Trevor Wood T. Wood
76
TE 6
Christian Scotland-Williamson C. Scotland-Williamson
69
TE 6
Micky Crum M. Crum
TE 7
Kevin Rader K. Rader
68
TE 7

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
18.9 304.1 194.6 109.6 54 18 20
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 1 0 0 1 1
Linebackers Rating Depth Position Snaps/Game Tackles Tackles for Loss Fumbles INT TDs
Devin Bush D. Bush
74
LILB 1 56.8 109 10 1 2 1
Bud Dupree B. Dupree
72
ROLB 1 62.5 68 19 4 0 0
TJ Watt T. Watt
83
LOLB 1 59.8 55 23 8 2 0
Vince Williams V. Williams
74
RILB 1 28.9 55 7.5 0 0 0
Olasunkanmi Adeniyi O. Adeniyi
69
ROLB 2 4 8 0 2 0 0
Mark Barron M. Barron
70
LILB 2 51.2 82 5 0 1 0
Tyler Matakevich T. Matakevich
62
RILB 2 1.1 18 0 0 0 0
Anthony Chickillo A. Chickillo
64
LOLB 2 13.4 19 0.5 0 0 0
Tuzar Skipper T. Skipper
ROLB 3 6.7 3 0.5 0 0 0
Robert Spillane R. Spillane
67
RILB 3 0.1 11 0 0 0 0
Ulysees Gilbert III U. G. III
77
LB 11 4.2 5 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
80
K 1 115 29 93.5 51 28 1 11 7 9 1
Matthew Wright M. Wright
73
K 3
Punters Rating
AJ Hughes A. Hughes
68
Jordan Berry J. Berry
76
Punters Rating Depth Position
AJ Hughes A. Hughes
68
P 2
Jordan Berry J. Berry
76
P 2

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.