Steelers post minicamp 53-man roster predictions (including the final depth chart)

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An unsuspecting start to the depth chart in the weapons room on offense

Wide receivers (5): Diontae Johnson (starter), George Pickens (starter), Allen Robinson (slot), Calvin Austin III (WR/returner), Miles Boykin

Both Diontae Johnson and George Pickens will be the two starting outside receivers. The slot is an open competition, but it seems like Allen Robinson will get the bulk of his snaps there. Depending on his success there, it could either amplify or limit another receiver's possibility of gaining snaps with the top group.

Calvin Austin III could be one of the players that could see a chunk of snaps in the slot and running receiver end arounds. He will also be a returner for this group as the subtraction of Anthony Miller seems to be hinting at that. Miles Boykin makes the club of Hakeem Butler in this iteration as his special team's ability is too hard to pass on.

Tight ends (3): Pat Freiermuth (starter), Zach Gentry, Darnell Washington

Here is where things could get interesting for those that like to keep close attention to depth charts this time of year. Do not be shocked if Darnell Washington is brought along slowly on offense and starts the season mostly as a special team guy. Zach Gentry is a serviceable backup and can help block when an extra tight end is needed.

Washington should see his role grow as the weeks go on as he can both block and catch. He needs to work on some parts of his game and the coaching staff might start him off slowly. Pat Freiermuth is one of the best young tight ends in the game and will be the starter. Connor Heyward gets an honorable mention with this group as he will continue to work closely with them.