Steelers depth chart prediction: How will Mike Tomlin roll out the starting lineup?

  • Some changes are coming to the Steelers depth chart
  • Here's the pecking order we could see for Week 1

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Left tackle:

1. Dan Moore Jr.
2. Broderick Jones

Despite the draft capital spent on Broderick Jones this past April, we expect Dan Moore Jr. to be labeled as the starting left tackle prior to Week 1. Eventually, this job will belong to Broderick, but it won't be his right away. Jones will be the primary backup at left tackle.

Left guard:

1. Isaac Seumalo
2. Spencer Anderson

Isaac Seumalo was instantly penciled in as the starting left guard for the Steelers immediately after he signed with the team in March. The backup left guard role could have been Kevin Doton's, but the Steelers shipped Dotson to the Rams just before the cutdown deadline. Nate Herbig could prove to be the backup left guard, be we have Spencer Anderson listed here as the backup in a pinch.


1. Mason Cole
2. Nate Herbig

Mason Cole will be Pittsburgh's starting center in 2023, but Nate Herbig could see the field numerous times this season. He's somewhat in the B.J. Finney mold in that he could be a swing interior offensive lineman for all three positions. We think Herbig will wind up as the backup center on the Steelers depth chart.

Right guard:

1. James Daniels
2. Nate Herbig
3. Dylan Cook

James Daniels came on strong for the Steelers late in 2022 and he will be the starting right guard again this year. Herbig will back him up in the position. Herbig's ability and position flexibility may have led to the Steelers trading Kevin Dotson. Dylan Cook could be listed as the third-string right guard as he has played here in the past.

Right tackle:

1. Chukwuma Okorafor
2. Dylan Cook

Chukwuma Okorafor will be Pittsburgh's starting right tackle to begin the 2023 season. While Dylan Cooks is listed as the backup, there is much more likely to be a shuffling of the offensive line if an injury were to occur to Okorafor. If this happens, Broderick Jones would step in at left tackle and Dan Moore would kick over the the right side. Cook would strictly be the emergency plan, but he's unlikely to see the field on offense this year barring multiple injuries.