5 potential new starters for Pittsburgh Steelers in 2020

Tommy Jaggi
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The Pittsburgh Steelers have some players who could emerge into much bigger roles in 2020. Here are five potential new starters this year.

Head coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin typically don’t like to make a lot of depth chart changes from year to year. That could change in 2020 for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Despite having more consistency than most NFL teams when it comes to their roster, there are potentially five players who could have new starting roles for the team this year.

Because of the loss of a few of their players in free agency, the shifting of positions along the offensive and defensive lines, and the emergence of a few young players, these five Steelers could be new starters for the team in 2020:

TE Eric Ebron

The Steelers didn’t likely give Eric Ebron a 2-year, $12 million contract this offseason so he could ride the bench. Though he and Vance McDonald could see a split in snaps there, is no doubt Ebron will be considered a starter for the Steelers this year at tight end.

As a former Pro Bowl tight end for the Indianapolis Colts in 2018, Ebron knows how to work the middle of the field, and he earned 750 yards and 13 touchdowns in his final season playing with Andrew Luck.

Still just 27 years old, Ebron has a chance to not only start for the Steelers this year, but he could end up being a long-term solution at the tight end position if he plays well enough. Either way, Ebron is going to start for Pittsburgh and should provide a security blanket for Ben Roethlisberger over the middle of the field.