Pittsburgh Steelers Roster 2018 Steelers Roster

9-6, 2nd AFC North

vs CIN

6:00 pm UTC, 12/30

Ben Roethlisberger only has a few more seasons left, and Pittsburgh knows that. They drafted Mason Rudolph in the third round, and this is an excellent situation for him to sit and learn from. They also drafted his battery mate James Washington, who will take JuJu Smith-Schuster’s role from last season. Martavis Bryant is out of the picture, and was more trouble than help over the last few seasons. Smith-Schuster and Antonio Brown are going to be primary weapons for Big Ben, and you likely didn’t need us to tell you that. We all know Le’Veon Bell is going to be the guy, and it looks like James Conner will back him up. The Pittsburgh tight ends will likely rotate, and Jesse James and Vance McDonald will be the guys. As far as targets go, we know who on this roster will get them. That is never a question with Pittsburgh.

Pos Name Number Rating Ranking Depth Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. Drafted Draft Round Draft Pick College
QB Ben Roethlisberger Ben Roethlisberger B. Roethlisberger 7
90
#5 QB 1 6'5" 241 36 3/2/82 15 2004 1 11 Miami - OH
QB Mason Rudolph Mason Rudolph M. Rudolph 2
67
#66 QB 2 6'5" 235 23 7/17/95 0 2018 3 76 Oklahoma State
QB Joshua Dobbs Joshua Dobbs J. Dobbs 5
68
#57 QB 3 6'3" 216 23 1/26/95 1 2017 4 135 Tennessee
QB Brogan Roback Brogan Roback B. Roback 3
69
#57 QB 4 6'3" 207 24 8/24/94 0 2018
QB Nick Schuessler Nick Schuessler N. Schuessler 0
64
#77 QB 6'3" 200 1 2017 Clemson
RB James Conner James Conner J. Conner 30
71
#81 RB 2 6'1" 233 23 5/5/95 2 2017 3 105 Pittsburgh
RB Stevan Ridley Stevan Ridley S. Ridley 22
65
#113 RB 4 5'11" 225 29 1/27/89 6 2011 3 73 LSU
RB Roosevelt Nix Roosevelt Nix R. Nix 45
70
#83 RB 5 5'11" 265 26 3/30/92 4 2014 Kent State
RB Trey Edmunds Trey Edmunds T. Edmunds 40
60
#197 RB 6 6'2" 227 24 12/30/94 2 2017 Maryland
RB Rushel Shell III Rushel Shell III R. Shell III 7
64
#117 RB 5'10" 233 25 9/7/93 1 2017 West Virginia
OT Zach Banner Zach Banner Z. Banner 72
69
#83 OT 1 6'8" 361 25 12/25/93 2 2017 4 137 Southern Cal
OT Alejandro Villanueva Alejandro Villanueva A. Villanueva 78
79
#34 OT 1 6'9" 277 30 9/22/88 4 2014 Army
OT Chukwuma Okorafor Chukwuma Okorafor C. Okorafor 76
66
#107 OT 2 6'6" 320 21 8/8/97 0 2018 3 92 Western Michigan
OT Marcus Gilbert Marcus Gilbert M. Gilbert 77
85
#10 OT 6'6" 330 30 2/15/88 8 2011 2 63 Florida
ILB Vince Williams Vince Williams V. Williams 98
79
#19 ILB 1 6'1" 233 29 12/27/89 6 2013 6 206 Florida State
ILB Jon Bostic Jon Bostic J. Bostic 51
72
#46 ILB 1 6'1" 246 27 5/5/91 6 2013 2 50 Florida
ILB LJ Fort LJ Fort L. Fort 54
68
#67 ILB 2 6'0" 230 29 1/3/90 4 2012 Northern Iowa
ILB Tyler Matakevich Tyler Matakevich T. Matakevich 44
62
#87 ILB 2 6'0" 238 26 12/22/92 3 2016 7 246 Temple
ILB Olasunkanmi Adeniyi Olasunkanmi Adeniyi O. Adeniyi 92
69
#86 ILB 3 6'1" 248 21 9/12/97 0 2018
OLB TJ Watt TJ Watt T. Watt 90
79
#24 OLB 1 6'4" 252 24 10/11/94 2 2017 1 30 Wisconsin
OLB Bud Dupree Bud Dupree B. Dupree 48
73
#61 OLB 1 6'4" 269 25 2/12/93 4 2015 1 22 Kentucky
OLB Anthony Chickillo Anthony Chickillo A. Chickillo 56
64
#126 OLB 2 6'3" 270 26 12/10/92 4 2015 6 212 Miami (FL)
SS Morgan Burnett Morgan Burnett M. Burnett 42
86
#8 SS 1 6'1" 209 30 1/13/89 9 2010 3 71 Georgia Tech
SS Terrell Edmunds Terrell Edmunds T. Edmunds 34
72
#44 SS 2 6'0" 217 21 1/20/97 0 2018 1 28 Virginia Tech
SS Jordan Dangerfield Jordan Dangerfield J. Dangerfield 37
71
#46 SS 3 5'11" 200 28 12/25/90 2 2013 Towson
P Jordan Berry Jordan Berry J. Berry 4
78
#18 P 1 6'5" 210 27 3/18/91 4 2015 Eastern Kentucky
P AJ Hughes AJ Hughes A. Hughes 0
68
#30 P 2 6'0" 200 25 12/7/93 1 2017 Virginia Tech
FS Sean Davis Sean Davis S. Davis 21
75
#38 FS 1 6'1" 201 25 10/23/93 3 2016 2 58 Maryland
FS Marcus Allen Marcus Allen M. Allen 27
68
#52 FS 2 6'2" 215 22 8/7/96 0 2018 5 148
FS Brian Allen Brian Allen B. Allen 29
64
#278 FS 3 6'3" 215 25 10/21/93 2 2017 5 173 Utah
FS Marcelis Branch Marcelis Branch M. Branch 35
69
#46 FS 5'11" 190 24 1/19/94 1 2017 Robert Morris
LS Kameron Canaday Kameron Canaday K. Canaday 57
64
#17 LS 6'4" 245 26 8/20/92 3 2016 Portland State
C Maurkice Pouncey Maurkice Pouncey M. Pouncey 53
84
#6 C 1 6'4" 304 29 7/24/89 9 2010 1 18 Florida
C BJ Finney BJ Finney B. Finney 67
70
#37 C 2 6'4" 318 27 10/26/91 3 2015 Kansas State
OL Ikenna Nwokeji Ikenna Nwokeji I. Nwokeji 64
68
#2 OL 6'6" 280 24 12/2/94 0 2018
WR Antonio Brown Antonio Brown A. Brown 84
99
#1 WR 1 5'10" 186 30 7/10/88 9 2010 6 195 Central Michigan
WR JuJu Smith-Schuster JuJu Smith-Schuster J. Smith-Schuster 19
78
#72 WR 1 6'1" 215 22 11/22/96 2 2017 2 62 Southern Cal
WR James Washington James Washington J. Washington 13
76
#95 WR 1 5'11" 213 22 4/2/96 0 2018 2 60 Oklahoma State
WR Justin Hunter Justin Hunter J. Hunter 11
72
#120 WR 2 6'4" 196 27 5/20/91 6 2013 2 34 Tennessee
WR Darrius Heyward-Bey Darrius Heyward-Bey D. Heyward-Bey 88
74
#111 WR 2 6'2" 210 31 2/26/87 10 2009 1 7 Maryland
WR Eli Rogers Eli Rogers E. Rogers 17
75
2 5'10" 181 26 12/23/92 3 2015 Louisville
WR Ryan Switzer Ryan Switzer R. Switzer 10
76
#89 WR 3 5'8" 179 24 11/4/94 2 2017 4 133 North Carolina
WR Ka'raun White Ka'raun White K. White 13
66
#275 WR 4 6'1" 206 25 7/4/93 0 2018
WR Diontae Spencer Diontae Spencer D. Spencer 8
5'9" 161 26 3/19/92 1 2014 McNeese State
TE Vance McDonald Vance McDonald V. McDonald 89
77
#38 TE 1 6'4" 267 28 6/13/90 6 2013 2 55 Rice
TE Jesse James Jesse James J. James 81
76
#43 TE 2 6'7" 261 24 6/4/94 4 2015 5 160 Penn State
TE Xavier Grimble Xavier Grimble X. Grimble 85
71
#65 TE 4 6'4" 257 28 12/18/90 3 2014 Southern Cal
TE Ryan Malleck Ryan Malleck R. Malleck 82
67
#120 TE 5 6'4" 243 25 7/22/93 1 2016 Virginia Tech
TE Kevin Rader Kevin Rader K. Rader 46
68
#97 TE 7 6'4" 250 23 4/26/95 0 2018
DE Stephon Tuitt Stephon Tuitt S. Tuitt 91
85
#26 DE 1 6'5" 304 25 5/23/93 5 2014 2 46 Notre Dame
DE Cameron Heyward Cameron Heyward C. Heyward 97
86
#17 DE 1 6'5" 294 29 5/6/89 8 2011 1 31 Ohio State
DE Tyson Alualu Tyson Alualu T. Alualu 94
75
#77 DE 2 6'2" 294 31 5/12/87 9 2010 1 10 California
DE Leterrius Walton Leterrius Walton L. Walton 96
68
#121 DE 2 6'5" 319 26 3/31/92 4 2015 6 199 Central Michigan
DE Conor Sheehy Conor Sheehy C. Sheehy 67
67
#167 DE 6'4" 290 22 7/24/96 0 2018 Wisconsin
FB Jaylen Samuels Jaylen Samuels J. Samuels 38
65
#14 FB 3 5'11" 225 22 7/20/96 0 2018 5 165 NC State
CB Mike Hilton Mike Hilton M. Hilton 28
79
#51 CB 1 5'9" 183 24 3/9/94 2 2016 Mississippi
CB Joe Haden Joe Haden J. Haden 23
83
#29 CB 1 5'11" 193 29 4/14/89 9 2010 1 7 Florida
CB Coty Sensabaugh Coty Sensabaugh C. Sensabaugh 24
69
#115 CB 1 5'11" 189 30 11/15/88 7 2012 4 115 Clemson
CB Artie Burns Artie Burns A. Burns 25
83
#28 CB 2 6'0" 193 23 5/1/95 3 2016 1 25 Miami
CB Cameron Sutton Cameron Sutton C. Sutton 20
71
#107 CB 3 5'11" 188 23 2/27/95 2 2017 3 94 Tennessee
NT Javon Hargrave Javon Hargrave J. Hargrave 79
81
#11 NT 1 6'1" 309 25 2/7/93 3 2016 3 89 South Carolina State
NT Daniel McCullers Daniel McCullers D. McCullers 93
70
#25 NT 2 6'7" 352 26 8/11/92 5 2014 6 215 Tennessee
G Ramon Foster Ramon Foster R. Foster 73
77
#33 G 1 6'6" 325 33 1/7/86 10 2009 Tennessee
G David DeCastro David DeCastro D. DeCastro 66
94
#2 G 1 6'5" 310 29 1/11/90 7 2012 1 24 Stanford
G Matt Feiler Matt Feiler M. Feiler 71
67
#90 G 2 6'6" 330 26 7/7/92 2 2014 Bloomsburg
K Chris Boswell Chris Boswell C. Boswell 9
81
#11 K 1 6'2" 185 27 3/16/91 4 2014 Rice

Breaking through in 2018-19

Despite creating a four-way tie for the league's best record, the 2017-18 season ended in dismay for the Pittsburgh Steelers. A shootout with Jacksonville in the Divisional rounds spelled the end of the season for the Steelers. Approaching this season, it is hard for the team to concentrate on short-comings after reaching high levels of achievement last season. The biggest and loudest noise resounding throughout their camps and locker rooms is capitalizing in the post-season. This team is no stranger to this space, but it has been nearly a decade since the team's last Super Bowl appearance.

One of the biggest pieces for the team to deal with heading into the off-season was the contract of Le'Veon Bell. Bell is arguably the league's best all-around running back. His patience in the backfield is second to none across the history of the game, an attribute the team desperately needs to grasp. The team failed to reach a deal, forcing Bell to play under the franchise tag for the second straight season. This spells disaster for the team, leaving the status and consistencies of Bell up in the air. It has been reported that Bell will sit if the team cannot reach a contract agreement, so the development of this storyline will be something to follow for the team.

The team also showed its colors by approaching the longevity of Ben Roethlisberger. Ben is on the tail-end of his career, competing in his 14th season within the organization. The team has always supported his contractual needs and have given him full reigns within the offense. To prepare for the inevitable, the team added young talent Mason Rudolph to the roster. The team selected Rudolph in the 3rd round, a place that left his skill set at a steal of a price. The development team will work with Rudolph in hopes of prepping him for a starting role once Big Ben decides to hang up the cleats. Ben seems to be trending on a positive note, downplaying critics and placing his longevity in a discussion of a couple more years of top-tiered play.

There's also a few selling points the team are excited about. One of the first items is the health of the offensive line. When healthy, this group of 5 is near the top of the best in the league discussions. Pouncey is ready to roll, DeCastro is returning to form, and Villanueva is coming off a Pro-Bowl season. The offensive line health is a huge selling point for all areas of the offense. Ben is now protected, Bell is given those large, developing gaps he needs to structure his game, and the pass blocking opens the doors for downfield strikes.

The defense remained relatively consistent when compared to last year's roster, but a few additions in key places will do wonders for the team. The team loves to play around with their defensive sets due to the versatility in their roster makeup. They have a lot of guys who play the linebacker position covering slot receivers and speedy tight ends. The team brought in Jon Bostic from Indianapolis to help hold down the middle. He will benefit the game of both T.J. Watt and Bud Dupree. The corners and safeties need to find their voice and consistency. Past rosters have excelled in these areas, but sans some of the greatest Steelers defensive players opens the doors for new talents to find their space to excel.