Pittsburgh Steelers pre-training camp 53-man roster prediction

Benny Snell #24 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)
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The Pittsburgh Steelers are set to start their summer training camp. Here’s a too-early look at what could be their 53-man roster for the 2022 season.

Avid football fans have been anxiously awaiting this date since the conclusion of the 2022 NFL Draft. While OTAs and mandatory minicamp help keep our anticipation up, training camp really makes it feel like football season again.

With Steelers training camp set to kick this week, I took my best shot at predicting Pittsburgh’s 53-man roster before camp even begins. A lot of changes (and possibly an addition or two) could be made over the next month, but as of now, here’s my Steelers 53-man roster prediction:

Quarterbacks (3):

Mitch Trubisky, Kenny Pickett, Mason Rudolph

No surprises here. The only thing that could shake this up a bit is if Mason Rudolph falls to third-string QB and isn’t okay with it. Perhaps there’s a trade partner out there somewhere that wants Rudolph as a backup quarterback, but I doubt it. Every team has a few QBs they like and I’m not sure if there’s one that would be willing to give up a late-round draft choice for his services.

If Rudolph isn’t dealt in a trade, this is one of the easiest positional groups to predict. Veteran Mitch Trubisky seems very likely to open the season as the starter, while first-round draft choice, Kenny Pickett, will be waiting in the wings.

Eventually, the starting gig is going to be handed over to Pickett, but it’s hard to predict when that will b. The rookie may even begin the year as the third-string quarterback if he’s not up to speed with Rudolph temporarily earning the backup role. Seventh-round rookie, Chris Oladokun will be pushed to the practice squad before final cuts.