The Steelers just released their first depth chart of the pre-season and there were some eye-opening things on it.
The first depth chart was released about a week ago as the team gets ready for their slate of pre-season games ahead of them. There are a ton of eye-opening listings on the Steelers first release of this important bit of information. This allows for everyone to see where the coaching staff places these players at the current moment in time.
Even though the list has been sent out to the public, do not get too attached to it. Things change all the time during the pre-season and the battles for positioning on this roster are still in full effect. Players still have time to prove their worth and get back into a starting role while others could drop off between now and the regular season.
Pittsburgh will be releasing more iterations of their depth chart as the pre-season goes along. It could even change during the regular season if the coaches see fit. This is just the start for these players trying to make the club or trying to become starters. They will need to keep up the hard work that they have displayed thus far.
Steelers will have their top three receivers lined up as it looks now
The top three receivers are something that many fans wondered what the resolution would be. The Steelers have listed both Diontae Johnson and George Pickens as the starters on the outside. Chase Claypool has become the slot receiver and he should be an interesting mismatch in that role on offense.
That seems like a formidable trio on offense, and it is somewhat surprising that the coaches already listed Pickens as a starter. That is not a common thing to happen for rookies on this team. The other notable thing was that Anthony Miller was listed ahead of Gunner Olszewski, which is something to monitor as the pre-season chugs along.