4 biggest strengths on the Steelers roster

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2. Tight end

It's hard to argue that tight end is any lower than second in terms of the biggest strengths on the Steelers roster. In his first two seasons, Pat Freiermuth has already begun to establish himself as a top-10 tight end in the NFL. Now he won't be on his own.

Pittsburgh stole Georgia tight end Darnell Washington in the third round of the 2023 NFL Draft. With his size, length, power, and blocking ability, Washington projects as the perfect complement to Freiermuth. Pat will serve as the 'move' tight end while Washington is expected to play the in-line role as the 'Y' tight end.

In addition to potentially having a dynamic duo at the position, the Steelers also suddenly have excellent depth at tight end. Connor Heyward was remarkably efficient as a pass-catcher during his rookie season. He can wear multiple hats as a move tight end, slot receiver, and H-back.

Zach Gentry, who was Pittsburgh's number two tight end in 2022, may bump all the way down to fourth in line at the position. However, the 6'8'', 265-pound tight end should be an excellent insurance policy in the event that Freiermuth or Washington suffers an injury this year. From top to bottom, this is a very strong position on the Steelers roster.