Pittsburgh Steelers Depth Chart 2020 Pittsburgh Steelers Depth Chart

0-0, T-1st AFC North

@ NYG

11:15 pm GMT , 9/14

The Pittsburgh Steelers have drafted a lot of offensive talent over the last few seasons and now they have put it in place for the future. The wide receiver core is now headlined with JuJu Smith-Schuster as the number one option, which had been occupied by Antonio Brown. Diontae Johnson and James Washington slot right in behind him as they are a pair of second-year players who had impressive rookie seasons in 2019. Vance McDonald struggled in 2019 and Eric Ebron joins the team as he looks to bounce back after a down year in Indy. James Conner remains the starting running back after an injury-riddled 2019 seasons.

Offense Depth Chart

Quarterback QB
Running Back RB
Anthony McFarland Jr. A. McFarland Jr. (2)
67
#305 RB
Wide Receiver WR
Chase Claypool C. Claypool (2)
67
#555 WR
Tight End TE
Tight End TE
Wide Receiver WR
Chase Claypool C. Claypool (2)
67
#555 WR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB
Anthony McFarland Jr. A. McFarland Jr. (2)
67
#305 RB
Skill Positions Depth Chart
Position POS
Wide Receiver WR
Tight End TE
Wide Receiver WR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB

Defense Depth Chart

Defensive Tackle DT
Cavon Walker C. Walker (3)
69
#163 DT
Josiah Coatney J. Coatney (4)
67
#232 DT
Defensive Tackle DT
Henry Mondeaux H. Mondeaux (3)
69
#163 DT
Defensive End DE
Carlos Davis C. Davis (3)
67
#232 DE
Calvin Taylor Jr. C. Taylor Jr. (4)
67
#271 DE
Outside Linebacker LB
83
#34 LB
Alex Highsmith A. Highsmith (2)
67
#478 LB
James Lockhart J. Lockhart (4)
67
#271 LB
Inside Linebacker LB
74
#161 LB
Christian Kuntz C. Kuntz (2)
67
#478 LB
John Houston Jr. J. Houston Jr. (3)
67
#478 LB
Inside Linebacker LB
Robert Spillane R. Spillane (3)
67
#478 LB
Thaddeus Lewis T. Lewis (4)
67
#478 LB
Outside Linebacker LB
Olasunkanmi Adeniyi O. Adeniyi (2)
69
#295 LB
Left Cornerback CB
83
#34 CB
Breon Borders B. Borders (3)
68
#302 CB
Trajan Bandy T. Bandy (4)
67
#386 CB
Strong Safety S
Jordan Dangerfield J. Dangerfield (2)
70
#86 S
Antoine Brooks Jr. A. Brooks Jr. (3)
67
#141 S
Free Safety S
Marcus Allen M. Allen (2)
68
#115 S
Right Cornerback CB
Arrion Springs A. Springs (3)
68
#302 CB
James Pierre J. Pierre (4)
67
#386 CB
Defensive Tackle DT
Cavon Walker C. Walker (3)
69
#163 DT
Josiah Coatney J. Coatney (4)
67
#232 DT
Defensive Tackle DT
Henry Mondeaux H. Mondeaux (3)
69
#163 DT
Defensive End DE
Carlos Davis C. Davis (3)
67
#232 DE
Calvin Taylor Jr. C. Taylor Jr. (4)
67
#271 DE
Outside Linebacker LB
83
#34 LB
Alex Highsmith A. Highsmith (2)
67
#478 LB
James Lockhart J. Lockhart (4)
67
#271 LB
Inside Linebacker LB
74
#161 LB
Christian Kuntz C. Kuntz (2)
67
#478 LB
John Houston Jr. J. Houston Jr. (3)
67
#478 LB
Inside Linebacker LB
Robert Spillane R. Spillane (3)
67
#478 LB
Thaddeus Lewis T. Lewis (4)
67
#478 LB
Outside Linebacker LB
Olasunkanmi Adeniyi O. Adeniyi (2)
69
#295 LB
Left Cornerback CB
83
#34 CB
Breon Borders B. Borders (3)
68
#302 CB
Trajan Bandy T. Bandy (4)
67
#386 CB
Strong Safety S
Jordan Dangerfield J. Dangerfield (2)
70
#86 S
Antoine Brooks Jr. A. Brooks Jr. (3)
67
#141 S
Free Safety S
Marcus Allen M. Allen (2)
68
#115 S
Right Cornerback CB
Arrion Springs A. Springs (3)
68
#302 CB
James Pierre J. Pierre (4)
67
#386 CB
Defense Depth Chart (3-4)
Position POS
Defensive Tackle DT
Defensive Tackle DT
Defensive End DE
Outside Linebacker LB
Inside Linebacker LB
Inside Linebacker LB
Outside Linebacker LB
Left Cornerback CB
Strong Safety S
Free Safety S
Right Cornerback CB
Position 1 2 3 4
Defensive Tackle DT Cameron Heyward C. Heyward Isaiah Buggs I. Buggs Cavon Walker C. Walker Josiah Coatney J. Coatney
Defensive Tackle DT Chris Wormley C. Wormley Daniel McCullers D. McCullers Henry Mondeaux H. Mondeaux
Defensive End DE Stephon Tuitt S. Tuitt Tyson Alualu T. Alualu Carlos Davis C. Davis Calvin Taylor Jr. C. Taylor Jr.
Outside Linebacker LB TJ Watt T. Watt Alex Highsmith A. Highsmith Dewayne Hendrix D. Hendrix James Lockhart J. Lockhart
Inside Linebacker LB Devin Bush D. Bush Christian Kuntz C. Kuntz John Houston Jr. J. Houston Jr.
Inside Linebacker LB Vince Williams V. Williams Ulysees Gilbert III U. G. III Robert Spillane R. Spillane Thaddeus Lewis T. Lewis
Outside Linebacker LB Bud Dupree B. Dupree Olasunkanmi Adeniyi O. Adeniyi Tuzar Skipper T. Skipper
Left Cornerback CB Joe Haden J. Haden Justin Layne J. Layne Breon Borders B. Borders Trajan Bandy T. Bandy
Strong Safety S Terrell Edmunds T. Edmunds Jordan Dangerfield J. Dangerfield Antoine Brooks Jr. A. Brooks Jr. Tyree Kinnel T. Kinnel
Free Safety S Minkah Fitzpatrick M. Fitzpatrick Marcus Allen M. Allen
Right Cornerback CB Steven Nelson S. Nelson Alexander Myres A. Myres Arrion Springs A. Springs James Pierre J. Pierre

Last Week's Steelers Starting Lineup

Running Backs Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps Fumbles Targets Yards Long TD YPC YPG Attempts Receptions Yards YPC Long TD
Running Back Benny Snell Jr. B. Snell Jr.
76
RB 1 25 0 Receiving 0 0 0 0 0 0 Rushing 18 0 91 5.1 19 1
Running Back Jaylen Samuels J. Samuels
67
RB 2 20 0 Receiving 2 16 16 0 16 16 Rushing 0 1 0 0 0 0
Running Back Kerrith Whyte Jr. K. Whyte Jr.
77
RB 3 4 0 Receiving 0 0 0 0 0 0 Rushing 3 0 1 0.3 3 0
Running Back Trey Edmunds T. Edmunds
67
RB 4 1 0 Receiving 0 0 0 0 0 0 Rushing 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
Wide Receiver James Washington J. Washington
80
WR 1 44 Receiving 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 Rushing 0 0 0 0 0
Wide Receiver Diontae Johnson D. Johnson
71
WR 2 39 Receiving 7 4 54 60 13.5 21 0 Rushing 0 0 0 0 0
Wide Receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster J. Smith-Schuster
89
WR 3 37 Receiving 6 2 6 30 3 11 0 Rushing 0 0 0 0 0
Wide Receiver Johnny Holton J. Holton
67
WR 4 6 Receiving 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Rushing 0 0 0 0 0
Wide Receiver Deon Cain D. Cain
67
WR 5 1 Receiving 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Rushing 0 0 0 0 0
OL
Player Rating
BJ Finney B. Finney
69
Ramon Foster R. Foster
83
Alejandro Villanueva A. Villanueva
84
Matt Feiler M. Feiler
74
David DeCastro D. DeCastro
89
Zach Banner Z. Banner
67
Offensive Line Stats
Player Rating Depth Position Snaps
Offensive Line BJ Finney B. Finney
69
OL 1 50
Offensive Line Ramon Foster R. Foster
83
OL 2 50
Offensive Line Alejandro Villanueva A. Villanueva
84
OL 3 50
Offensive Line Matt Feiler M. Feiler
74
OL 4 50
Offensive Line David DeCastro D. DeCastro
89
OL 5 50
Offensive Line Zach Banner Z. Banner
67
OL 6 14

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

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.