Steelers way-too-early 53-man roster includes possible NFL Draft selections

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Pittsburgh drafts a quarterback late and add reunite the running backs

Heading into the draft, there are still some additions that need to be accomplished on this roster both at quarterback and running back. It seems more likely that the team will draft a quarterback rather than sign one through free agency unless an unlikely reunion with Mason Rudolph is in the works. There could be some interesting options in free agency that could be brought back on the cheaper end to fill the last two roster spots at running back and or full back.

Quarterback (3): Kenny Pickett, Mitch Trubisky, Clayton Tune

Kenny Pickett is the starter for the Steelers if he can stay healthy. Mitch Trubisky is the prime backup that can start in a pinch, even though he commands a lot against the cap. Clayton Tune is a prospect that Pittsburgh has shown some interest in during the pre-draft process and could be a late day three pick to mold in his first season.

Running back (4): Najee Harris, Jaylen Warren, Benny Snell Jr., Derek Watt

Najee Harris is the starter for this crew, and he will be relied on heavily this year as the offensive line should be better equipped for a more run heavy approach. Jaylen Warren burst onto the scene to make last year’s final roster and had a solid rookie season, which saw him outplay Harris during a couple of stretches.

Benny Snell Jr. is still a free agent and could be brought back. He is not going to provide much as a runner, but he plays great on special teams. Derek Watt would also be brought back for the same reason as Snell.