Steelers 53-man roster prediction post 2022 NFL Draft
By Andrew Falce
Steelers Edge (4)
T.J. Watt, Alex Highsmith, Genard Avery, Derrek Tuszka
From one of the deepest positions on the roster to one of the shallowest, the Steelers could and should still realistically add some better edge depth. The starters are both fine, as T.J. Watt and Alex Highsmith work well together. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Highsmith have a strong season after finishing 2021 well and with the likely added focus shifting to Watt next season.
The team added Genard Avery on a cheap deal this offseason as well. While his contract in no way locks him into a roster spot, there is little reason to believe he won’t make it. He is a little short to play edge in this scheme, but he has a lot of experience so far as a reserve. With no other great options, he certainly makes sense.
Rounding out the group is Derrek Tuszka. He was added after roster cutdowns in the last offseason, and he developed into a decent reserve. His special teams play is his best value, but he even contributed as a pass rusher last year. That all said, this team is shallow here, and they are one serious injury away from being in a bad place in 2022.