Way-too-early Pittsburgh Steelers 53-man roster prediction

Justin Layne #31 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
Justin Layne #31 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images) /
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The NFL Draft is now complete and fans are wondering which players will make the team. Here’s a way-too-early 53-man roster prediction for the Steelers.

We’re just at the beginning of May, but it’s never too early to take a look at which players could crack the final roster for the Steelers in September. With most of free agency behind us and the 2020 NFL Draft in the books, we now have a much better idea of which players could make Pittsburgh’s roster this season.

While there is still plenty of time for changes and free-agent acquisitions, the Steelers don’t have a lot of money to work with, and Kevin Colbert hinted at them being done with any big signings. Though we still have over four months until the regular season kicks off, here’s a way-too-early look at my 53-man roster prediction for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2020:

Quarterbacks: 3

Ben Roethlisberger

Mason Rudolph

Devlin Hodges

To be honest, I would be perfectly fine with the Steelers saving a roster spot here and rolling the dice with just two quarterbacks. Devlin Hodges is not an irreplaceable player, and if injuries occur, they could always move Paxton Lynch or J.T. Barrett up from the practice squad.

However, historical data shows the Steelers love to keep three quarterbacks on their roster, and that will be even more true in 2020 with Ben Roethlisberger’s extensive injury history. Hodges certainly isn’t a lock for the roster, and there’s a chance that he gets beat out in training camp. But barring an unforeseen free agent signing, these three will probably be the guys.