5 biggest surprises on the Steelers first depth chart release of training camp

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A name flying under the radar is holding onto his backup spot in the trenches

Mike Tomlin always claims not to read too much into the first depth chart of training camp, but it can give you some clues into what the coaching staff is thinking. One spot on the roster that still needs to be situated moving forward is across the defensive line. There are multiple roles and depth spots that still need to be figured out.

Nose tackle will probably end up being Benton's to lose when this season wraps up, but it will also be an open competition in camp. There are a couple of other spots at defensive tackle that will need to be fought over with the winners making the roster. Right now, it seems like Isaiahh Loudermilk and Armon Watts are battling for one spot.

Most have forgotten about Loudermilk as the former fifth round pick enters his third year in the NFL. This seems like a make-or-break moment for him in his career with the black and gold. He really needs to show some real progress moving forward or Watts could take his job. Normally the Steelers roll with who they know as the starters in the initial depth chart.

They like to go with the guys they are comfortable with initially before they decide to push someone in front of them. No matter if it is a newly acquired player via free agency or the draft, Pittsburgh usually makes those players earn it with some exceptions to that rule. Expect Watts to give it a run to the finish line to fill a depth spot on this team.