3 winners and 3 losers of Steelers recent depth chart changes
Mike Tomlin announced some recent changes to the Pittsburgh Steelers depth chart in 2020. Here are three winners and three losers after the change.
Many of us had an idea that some players would be shifted around this year on both the offensive and defensive line for the Steelers – especially after Pittsburgh ignored both positions until late in the draft this past April. Now we have more answers about what the Steelers starting lineup will look like this fall.
Head coach Mike Tomlin had recently shed some new light on the situation, saying that Matt Feiler would kick inside and take snaps at left guard while Tyson Alualu would play nose tackle. While these changes are beneficial to some players, there are others who were hurt by them.
Here are three winners and three losers from the Steelers recent depth chart changes:
Zach Banner began his career as a 360-pound tackle for the Cleveland Browns 2017. After never suiting up for a game in 2018, Banner showed a lot of promise last year for the Steelers – playing in 14 games and starting 1.
Banner isn’t guaranteed to slide into Feiler’s old role at right tackle, as he and Chukwuma Okorafor will be given the opportunity to battle it out. However, Tomlin loves Banner and thinks he could be a Pro Bowl tackle down the line. I think he earns the right tackle job this year.