Steelers 53-man roster prediction just ahead of training camp

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Keep an eye on the depth for the Steelers in the defensive trenches

Defensive line (6): Cam Heyward, Larry Ogunjobi, Keeanu Benton, DeMarvin Leal, Breiden Fehoko, Armon Watts

When it comes to the two starters at defensive tackle, things seem to be set in stone unless an injury occurs. Cam Heyward will hopefully continue his reign against father time and Larry Ogunjobi should be able to play better with a new bill of health. The Steelers have a better group along the trenches for their defense that has quality starters and depth pieces.

Keeanu Benton is someone that could be considered an early favorite for camp darling of the upcoming pre-season. He should get the job at the nose tackle role and carve himself a spot as a sub for Heyward and Ogunjobi in certain situations. DeMarvin Leal will be another interesting piece as he showed flashes last year, but everyone wants to know where he will line up.

There will be a battle for likely two remaining spots on the defensive line after the top four seem to be locks to make the club. Isaiahh Loudermilk, Breiden Fehoko, Montravius Adams, and Armon Watts seem to all be vying for two spots. Loudermilk seems to be in the worst position to make the club, but he could show some signs of progress to make the team.

Going against the grain here as the Steelers decide to go with some fresh faces in depth roles on the defensive line. Fehoko makes the club over Adams and Watts does enough to win the job over Loudermilk. It should be a competitive part of camp, but Watts can play both nose and defensive tackle and Fehoko was a free agent signing that is a solid run stuffer.