Ranking the entire Steelers cornerback room before the 2022 season
By Andrew Falce
The Steelers cornerback room is extremely new this offseason, and here is a compiled ranking of the team’s roster.
Cornerback has become one of the more important positions in the new pass-happy NFL. While never a position of true strength, the Steelers have had a relatively consistent group there in recent seasons.
There are a lot of new and unproven faces amongst this group though. As of this writing, here is a compiled ranking of all ten of the Steelers cornerbacks currently on the roster.
Steelers CB #10-#8
Quite frankly, it would be unfair to rank the Steelers bottom of the roster cornerbacks individually as all three have, essentially, no track record in the NFL and have long odds to contribute to the final squad. These three names are Linden Stephens, Carlins Platel, and Chris Steele. Two of these players are undrafted rookies and the other is a veteran with 65 career NFL snaps.
Frankly, even with so much uncertainty at the position, any of these three players are longshots to make the roster. Worse yet, given that each of these three players are roughly the same size, odds are they are all competing for outside cornerback jobs. There is a lot more depth there than along the inside, which makes their roster odds even worse.
The only chance any of these three names even sniff the roster is due to injury. Even then, the team may opt for a veteran if they need a starter due to an injury to someone else. There is no specific ranking here, as all three are essentially in the same spot right now. It would be shocking to see these players make an impact.