Early 53-man roster predictions for Pittsburgh Steelers

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Steelers roster prediction: Najee Harris, Jaylen Warren, Anthony McFarland

I only have the Steelers keeping three running backs and no traditional fullback. While I like the idea of a throwback fullback like Monte Pottebaum serving as a lead blocker, he is too limited outside as a blocker, and I see the team going elsewhere with the position.

Like quarterback, the top two running backs are set in stone. Najee Harris hopes to prove me wrong in his third season. He has the best line in front of him to this point in his career and figures to be a main staple of this offense as this team shifts to a more ground and pound style of offense.

Jaylen Warren was a feel good story from training camp last year, as the undrafted free agent took the team by storm and did enough to earn the backup role out of training camp. He impressed when on the field and eventually became the third down back for this team.

The final running back is up in the air. I go a little out there and say Anthony McFarland earns the spot, as his speed is something that this offense is lacking. I’m hesitant given his lack of success so far and his inability to play special teams, but this team has a slew of special teams capable players. I like his speed, and I figure this team could use something a little different in the backfield.