Early 53-man roster predictions for Pittsburgh Steelers after the NFL Draft
By Tommy Jaggi
Offensive line (8):
Steelers roster prediction: Broderick Jones, Isaac Seumalo, James Daniels, Mason Cole, Chukwuma Okorafor, Nate Herbig, Dan Moore Jr., Kevin Dotson
The outlook on the Steelers offensive line looks fairly clear to me at this point, but there could potentially be a few shakeups at the bottom of the roster. Obviously, Broderick Jones is the safest player in the group, and the remaining four players of their projected starting five will make the team.
This means that Isaac Seumalo, James Daniels, Mason Cole, and Chukwuma Okorafor each have jobs that are incredibly safe. After that, it seems likely that Dan Moore Jr. will, at some point early on, be bumped from a starting role to the primary swing tackle.
If this proves to be the case, Le'Raven Clark -- the veteran tackle the Steelers signed in free agency -- could be out of a job if Pittsburgh only keeps three tackles. If they need to, they can get out of this deal and save $940k of his $990k contract.
I have the Steelers keeping a surplus of interior OL depth with Nate Herbig serving as the primary backup to both guard and center. I also have Kevin Dotson making the final roster at this point in time. He's too good to flat-out cut, though he will be buried on game day. Kendrick Green and rookie Spencer Anderson miss the final cut.