4 players already tumbling down the depth chart at Steelers training camp

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hakeem Butler (21)
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Steelers Le’Raven Clark has been as advertised

The Steelers added Le’Raven Clark right before the draft to shore up their tackle depth chart. While the goal was to land a top tackle, the team didn’t want to go into the draft with just two pure tackles. While not a great player in the past, he fits the mold of the bigger and longer tackles this team covets.

The early results of training camp have not been friendly to Clark. The tackle group as a whole has struggled. Part of that is the excellent edge group they are facing. T.J. Watt and Alex Highsmith have regularly been winning in camp, which is to be expected.

The issue is, Clark has failed to have any truly good reps. While everyone else has had the occasional win, Clark is regularly getting smoked off the edge. This is both against the top competition as well as rookie Nick Herbig. While his burst off the edge has been impressive, Herbig shouldn’t be beating Clark as he has.

Clark should be able to use his length and size to combat the undersized rookie, but he hasn’t. I’ve looked everywhere and it seems like a constant that Clark is regularly getting beaten in camp. While he is only the fourth tackle on the depth chart, he could easily be playing his way off the roster given the early results of his training camp.