Who’s starting at slot?
Eli Rogers and JuJu Smith-Schuster are the heavy favorites to start at slot receiver, but which of the two will get the job is still unclear. While Rogers will likely get the first shot as after an impressive 2016 season, it’s still an open competition and a very tight one.
Smith-Schuster, the second-round pick out of USC, has all the potential in the world. While he isn’t going to win an outside job anytime soon, his chances to take over the starting slot role are just as likely as Rogers’. He may not have the chemistry with Ben Roethlisberger that Rogers does, but his 6’1, 215-pound frame makes him the perfect candidate for the job.
With Jesse James still developing at tight end, chances are this team plays a lot of four receiver sets this season. So, whichever player gets the start probably won’t see much more time than the other. Either way, though, it’s still the biggest battle this team has in training camp. And, they’re nowhere near picking a winner.