Steelers end up cutting one of their offseason additions at receiver
Receiver (6): Diontae Johnson, George Pickens, Chase Claypool, Calvin Austin III, Miles Boykin, Anthony Miller
The three starters on offense have become abundantly clear for the Steelers. Their initial depth chart seems secure with Diontae Johnson and George Pickens lining up on the outside receiver’s spots with Chase Claypool in the slot. That will be their opening day starters and that is a nice trio.
The depth at receiver is where this group’s true strength peaks. Calvin Austin III is having a great camp and has shown that he needs to be implemented into this offense one way or another. Miles Boykin is a nice depth piece on the outside and Anthony Miller beats out Gunner Olszewski for the last receiver spot. Miller has been showing nice things on special teams and has a great ability at the receiver position as well.
Tight end (3): Pat Freiermuth, Zach Gentry, Connor Heyward
Pat Freiermuth is a young star for this league, and he will be a Steelers player for a long time. He should be able to take a nice leap forward in his second season and become a top player at his position in the NFL. Zach Gentry will be the second tight end on this roster and that is a nice one-two punch at the position.
The third string spot is where things could get interesting for Pittsburgh. Connor Heyward seems to be the early favorite as he brings grit and position versatility with him. It will come down to either him or Kevin Rader taking the last spot but expect it to be Heyward unless something dramatically changes.