Pittsburgh Steelers Roster 2019 Steelers Roster

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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 37 3/2/82 16 2004 1 11 Miami - OH
QB Joshua Dobbs Joshua Dobbs J. Dobbs 5
68
#57 QB 2 6'3" 216 24 1/26/95 2 2017 4 135 Tennessee
QB Mason Rudolph Mason Rudolph M. Rudolph 2
67
#66 QB 3 6'5" 235 23 7/17/95 2 2018 3 76 Oklahoma State
QB Jalan McClendon Jalan McClendon J. McClendon 2
6'4" 215 0 2019 Baylor
QB Devlin Hodges Devlin Hodges D. Hodges 16
6'1" 211 23 4/12/96 0 2019 Samford
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 1 6'1" 233 24 5/5/95 3 2017 3 105 Pittsburgh
RB Jaylen Samuels Jaylen Samuels J. Samuels 38
65
#14 RB 2 5'11" 225 22 7/20/96 2 2018 5 165 NC State
RB Benny Snell Jr. Benny Snell Jr. B. S. Jr. 26
3 5'10" 224 21 2/27/98 0 2019 4 122 Kentucky
RB Roosevelt Nix Roosevelt Nix R. Nix 45
70
#83 RB 4 5'11" 265 27 3/30/92 5 2014 Kent State
RB Trey Edmunds Trey Edmunds T. Edmunds 33
60
#197 RB 5 6'2" 227 24 12/30/94 3 2017 Maryland
RB Malik Williams Malik Williams M. Williams 35
69
#98 RB 6'0" 216 22 6/20/96 1 2018
RB Travon McMillian Travon McMillian T. McMillian 34
6'0" 210 23 2/5/96 0 2019 Colorado
RB Rushel Shell III Rushel Shell III R. S. III 7
64
#117 RB 5'10" 233 25 9/7/93 1 2017 West Virginia
OT Matt Feiler Matt Feiler M. Feiler 71
67
#90 OT 1 6'6" 330 26 7/7/92 3 2014 Bloomsburg
OT Alejandro Villanueva Alejandro Villanueva A. Villanueva 78
79
#34 OT 1 6'9" 277 30 9/22/88 5 2014 Army
OT Jerald Hawkins Jerald Hawkins J. Hawkins 65
64
2 6'6" 305 25 10/16/93 3 2016 4 123 LSU
OT Chukwuma Okorafor Chukwuma Okorafor C. Okorafor 76
66
#107 OT 2 6'6" 320 21 8/8/97 2 2018 3 92 Western Michigan
OT Derwin Gray Derwin Gray D. Gray 55
3 6'5" 336 24 5/10/95 0 2019 7 219 Maryland
OT Zach Banner Zach Banner Z. Banner 72
69
#83 OT 3 6'8" 361 25 12/25/93 3 2017 4 137 Southern Cal
ILB Mark Barron Mark Barron M. Barron 26
76
#32 ILB 1 6'1" 213 29 10/27/89 8 2012 1 7 Alabama
ILB Devin Bush Devin Bush D. Bush 10
1 5'11" 234 20 7/18/98 0 2019 1 10 Michigan
ILB Ulysees Gilbert III Ulysees Gilbert III U. G. III 45
2 6'0" 228 21 8/9/97 0 2019 6 207 Akron
ILB Vince Williams Vince Williams V. Williams 98
79
#19 ILB 2 6'1" 233 29 12/27/89 7 2013 6 206 Florida State
ILB Olasunkanmi Adeniyi Olasunkanmi Adeniyi O. Adeniyi 92
69
#86 ILB 3 6'1" 248 21 9/12/97 1 2018
ILB Tyler Matakevich Tyler Matakevich T. Matakevich 44
62
#87 ILB 3 6'0" 238 26 12/22/92 4 2016 7 246 Temple
OLB Bud Dupree Bud Dupree B. Dupree 48
73
#61 OLB 1 6'4" 269 26 2/12/93 5 2015 1 22 Kentucky
OLB TJ Watt TJ Watt T. Watt 90
79
#24 OLB 1 6'4" 252 24 10/11/94 3 2017 1 30 Wisconsin
OLB Anthony Chickillo Anthony Chickillo A. Chickillo 56
64
#126 OLB 2 6'3" 270 26 12/10/92 5 2015 6 212 Miami (FL)
OLB J'terius Jones J'terius Jones J. Jones 55
69
#83 OLB 3 6'1" 247 25 11/12/93 1 2017 Miami (OH)
OLB Sutton Smith Sutton Smith S. Smith 15
6'0" 233 23 3/22/96 0 2019 6 175 Northern Illinois
SS Terrell Edmunds Terrell Edmunds T. Edmunds 34
72
#44 SS 1 6'0" 217 22 1/20/97 2 2018 1 28 Virginia Tech
SS Jordan Dangerfield Jordan Dangerfield J. Dangerfield 37
71
#46 SS 2 5'11" 200 28 12/25/90 3 2013 Towson
SS Dravon Askew-Henry Dravon Askew-Henry D. Askew-Henry 6
3 5'11" 203 0 2019 West Virginia
P Jordan Berry Jordan Berry J. Berry 4
78
#18 P 1 6'5" 210 28 3/18/91 5 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
P Ian Berryman Ian Berryman I. Berryman 83
2 6'0" 210 0 2019 Western Carolina
FS Sean Davis Sean Davis S. Davis 21
75
#38 FS 1 6'1" 201 25 10/23/93 4 2016 2 58 Maryland
FS Marcus Allen Marcus Allen M. Allen 27
68
#52 FS 2 6'2" 215 22 8/7/96 2 2018 5 148 Penn State
FS Brian Allen Brian Allen B. Allen 29
64
#278 FS 3 6'3" 215 25 10/21/93 3 2017 5 173 Utah
FS Marcelis Branch Marcelis Branch M. Branch 39
69
#46 FS 5'11" 190 25 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 4 2016 Portland State
C Maurkice Pouncey Maurkice Pouncey M. Pouncey 53
84
#6 C 1 6'4" 304 29 7/24/89 10 2010 1 18 Florida
C BJ Finney BJ Finney B. Finney 67
70
#37 C 2 6'4" 318 27 10/26/91 4 2015 Kansas State
DT Greg Gilmore Greg Gilmore G. Gilmore 65
68
#69 DT 6'4" 318 24 11/28/94 1 2018
OL Ikenna Nwokeji Ikenna Nwokeji I. Nwokeji 64
68
#2 OL 6'6" 280 24 12/2/94 0 2018
WR JuJu Smith-Schuster JuJu Smith-Schuster J. Smith-Schuster 19
78
#72 WR 1 6'1" 215 22 11/22/96 3 2017 2 62 Southern Cal
WR Donte Moncrief Donte Moncrief D. Moncrief 10
81
#57 WR 1 6'2" 221 25 8/6/93 6 2014 3 90 Mississippi
WR James Washington James Washington J. Washington 13
76
#95 WR 1 5'11" 213 23 4/2/96 2 2018 2 60 Oklahoma State
WR Eli Rogers Eli Rogers E. Rogers 17
75
2 5'10" 181 26 12/23/92 4 2015 Louisville
WR Diontae Johnson Diontae Johnson D. Johnson 3
2 5'10" 183 0 2019 3 66 Toledo
WR Ryan Switzer Ryan Switzer R. Switzer 10
76
#89 WR 3 5'8" 179 24 11/4/94 3 2017 4 133 North Carolina
WR Diontae Spencer Diontae Spencer D. Spencer 8
5'9" 161 27 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 7 2013 2 55 Rice
TE Xavier Grimble Xavier Grimble X. Grimble 85
71
#65 TE 2 6'4" 257 28 12/18/90 4 2014 Southern Cal
TE Zach Gentry Zach Gentry Z. Gentry 83
3 6'8" 262 22 9/10/96 0 2019 5 141 Michigan
TE Kevin Rader Kevin Rader K. Rader 87
68
#97 TE 6'4" 250 24 4/26/95 1 2018
TE Trevor Wood Trevor Wood T. Wood 80
6'6" 265 0 2019 Texas A&M
DE Cameron Heyward Cameron Heyward C. Heyward 97
86
#17 DE 1 6'5" 294 30 5/6/89 9 2011 1 31 Ohio State
DE Stephon Tuitt Stephon Tuitt S. Tuitt 91
85
#26 DE 1 6'5" 304 25 5/23/93 6 2014 2 46 Notre Dame
DE Isaiah Buggs Isaiah Buggs I. Buggs 49
2 6'3" 306 0 2019 6 192 Alabama
DE Tyson Alualu Tyson Alualu T. Alualu 94
75
#77 DE 2 6'2" 294 32 5/12/87 10 2010 1 10 California
DE Conor Sheehy Conor Sheehy C. Sheehy 64
67
#167 DE 3 6'4" 290 22 7/24/96 1 2018 Wisconsin
DE Casey Sayles Casey Sayles C. Sayles 74
68
#74 DE 3 6'4" 286 23 9/4/95 1 2017 Ohio
DE Chris Nelson Chris Nelson C. Nelson 97
6'1" 306 0 2019 Texas
CB Joe Haden Joe Haden J. Haden 23
83
#29 CB 1 5'11" 193 30 4/14/89 10 2010 1 7 Florida
CB Mike Hilton Mike Hilton M. Hilton 28
79
#51 CB 1 5'9" 183 25 3/9/94 3 2016 Mississippi
CB Steven Nelson Steven Nelson S. Nelson 20
76
#76 CB 1 5'10" 197 26 1/22/93 5 2015 3 98 Oregon State
CB Justin Layne Justin Layne J. Layne 2
2 6'2" 192 21 1/12/98 0 2019 3 83 Michigan State
CB P.J. Locke P.J. Locke P. Locke 11
2 5'10" 207 0 2019 Texas
CB Artie Burns Artie Burns A. Burns 25
83
#28 CB 2 6'0" 193 24 5/1/95 4 2016 1 25 Miami
CB Cameron Sutton Cameron Sutton C. Sutton 20
71
#107 CB 3 5'11" 188 24 2/27/95 3 2017 3 94 Tennessee
CB Jay Hughes Jay Hughes J. Hughes 35
6'5" 270 27 11/21/91 0 2019 Mississippi State
NT Javon Hargrave Javon Hargrave J. Hargrave 79
81
#11 NT 1 6'1" 309 26 2/7/93 4 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 6 2014 6 215 Tennessee
G David DeCastro David DeCastro D. DeCastro 66
94
#2 G 1 6'5" 310 29 1/11/90 8 2012 1 24 Stanford
G Ramon Foster Ramon Foster R. Foster 73
77
#33 G 1 6'6" 325 33 1/7/86 11 2009 Tennessee
G Fred Johnson Fred Johnson F. Johnson 74
2 6'7" 326 0 2019 Florida
G Garrett Brumfield Garrett Brumfield G. Brumfield 78
3 6'3" 300 22 6/23/96 0 2019 LSU
K Chris Boswell Chris Boswell C. Boswell 9
81
#11 K 1 6'2" 185 28 3/16/91 5 2014 Rice
K Matthew Wright Matthew Wright M. Wright 11
5'11" 174 0 2019 Central Florida

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.