Steelers 53-man roster prediction post 2022 NFL Draft
By Andrew Falce
With the majority of the Steelers offseason wrapped up, here are my early predictions for how the team’s final 53-man roster will look.
The Steelers free agency and draft are over with and now the talk should shift to how this final roster will look. While there is still a long way to go between now and final cutdowns, some players already look like locks. Here are my early predictions for what the Steelers final roster will look like.
Steelers QB (3)
Kenny Pickett, Mitch Trubisky, Chris Oladonkun
The Steelers stick to their usual formula here and hold onto three quarterbacks. The first two are set, as both Kenny Pickett and Mitch Trubisky will be fighting it out for the starting role. I give the initial edge to Pickett, as I believe he is pro-ready and at his age, sitting for a year won’t be a huge help. That said that battle can go either way.
The real surprise here is Chris Oladonkun making the squad over Mason Rudolph. With Pickett being so pro-ready, it doesn’t make much sense to keep Rudolph at this point though. Ideally, he gets dealt, but no matter what I don’t expect him to make the final roster unless he is extremely impressive.
Oladonkun, to his credit, flashed quite a bit in school. He needs some work, but he would benefit more as the third quarterback than Rudolph. Unless he looks like a train wreck, I expect him to claim the third quarterback spot.