Steelers final roster prediction: Who makes the final cut?

James Conner Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
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Vance McDonald Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /

TE (3):

Eric Ebron

Vance McDonald

Zach Gentry

Another group that is almost set in stone, the Steelers are expecting big things from the combination of Ebron and McDonald. Ebron was signed to a two-year contract in the offseason, and given his red-zone ability, should be a mismatch weapon for the Steelers to abuse once they get close to the end zone.

McDonald will see a slightly reduced role in 2020, as he won’t be expected to bear a full load of being the only starting option at TE. That said, he could bounce back to 2018, where he benefited from playing alongside Jesse James en route to his best season as a Steeler. McDonald should still see plenty of looks even with Ebron entering the fold.

Finally, Gentry has little competition for the last spot at TE. While Dax Raymond was possible competition, he was waived-injured, and his tenure with the Steelers has ended. Unless Kevin Radar has really looked good in camp, Gentry is almost locked into that final TE spot once again.