Steelers 53-man roster prediction before 2021 training camp

Cameron Sutton #20 of the Pittsburgh Steelers . (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
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Ben Roethlisberger #7 quarterback Mason Rudolph #2 (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) /

With training camp and preseason quickly approaching, here is a look at how I think the Steelers roster will shake up after cutdowns.

While there is still a ways to go before rosters are finalized, the Steelers final 53-man group has a lot of potential fits already. Typically, 90 percent of the roster or so is already locked up at this point, as the final 5-8 spots are up for grabs from depth players.

The team has quite a few more openings than usual this year though. With that all said, here is an updated 53-man roster prediction for the Steelers:

Steelers Quarterbacks (3)

Ben Roethlisberger, Mason Rudolph, Dwayne Haskins

The quarterback room has only one spot truly up for grabs. Ben Roethlisberger is set to be the starter for what is likely his final season. Mason Rudolph got a contract extension signed before the draft which keeps him with the Steelers through 2022. He should be the backup this year and the first player off the bench if an injury were to occur. That leaves the third quarterback spot up for grabs still.

The slight edge goes to Dwayne Haskins right now, as the former first-round pick has had a solid start to the offseason. Josh Dobbs knows the system well though, and he provides an element of athleticism that no other quarterback offers to the team right now. In a division where you have to face Lamar Jackson twice a year, having a mobile quarterback to practice against is a big plus. That said, I think the team really wants to see what Haskins can do, thus he narrowly edges out Dobbs for the active roster spot.