A way too early Steelers 2020 53-man roster projection

Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – DECEMBER 23: Eli Apple #25 of the New Orleans Saints breaks up a pass intended for JuJu Smith-Schuster #19 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first half at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 23, 2018, in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /

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JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Washington, Diontae Johnson, Chase Claypool, Deon Cain, Anthony Johnson

Like RB, the top of the WR depth chart is set. With three returning starters and their top draft pick being Chase Claypool, this group has a lot of talent and a decent amount of depth. All three starters should see a lot of playing time while Claypool will be schemed in and likely see most of his work down in the red zone.

The last two spots are where there are questions. While I think a player like Ryan Switzer could earn a spot due to his relationship with Roethlisberger and his ability as a returner, I think they opt for a more physical option in Anthony Johnson. Finally, Deon Cain wins the other backup spot, but watch out for a faster option like Saeed Blacknall pushing Cain off the roster.