Pittsburgh Steelers 53-man roster prediction, depth chart after NFL Draft

Najee Harris #22 of the Alabama Crimson Tide. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Najee Harris #22 of the Alabama Crimson Tide. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /
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David DeCastro #66 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Offensive line: David DeCastro, Kevin Dotson, Zach Banner, Kendrick Green, Chukwuma Okorafor, B.J. Finney, Dan Moore Jr., Joe Haeg, Rashaad Coward

This is the position group that is going to look the most different than it did just a year ago. The Steelers lost Maurkice Pouncey to retirement this offseason and Matt Feiler to free agency. Meanwhile, it doesn’t look like Alejandro Villanueva is going to find himself back in the Steel City. Because of this, we will see a lot of new faces on the offensive line this year.

David DeCastro and Kevin Dotson are locked in as the starting guards, as DeCastro is one of the only remaining veterans with experience and Dotson looks to be a building-block piece for this offense. Behind them, B.J. Finney offers depth at all three interior offensive line positions (assuming he’s not starting at center), while newcomer Rashaad Coward also offers versatility as a reserve option.

At tackle, expect Chukwuma Okorafor to get the nod at left tackle with Zach Banner manning the right tackle position. Rookie Dan Moore should provide quality depth and push Okorafor for a job at some point (probably not as a rookie, though). I really think the Steelers would like rookie Kendrick Green to win the center job out of camp. This would make J.C. Hassenauer expendable. I also have Joe Haeg making the roster as a swing tackle, and the Steelers paid him quite well this offseason.