Updated Steelers projected depth chart after the 2024 NFL Draft

How could Pittsburgh's depth chart look following the NFL Draft?
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NFL rosters look a whole lot different following the 2024 NFL Draft. The Pittsburgh Steelers were able to add seven players in the draft and signed a handful of undrafted free agents when shortly after the draft concluded.

With the value they found in the 2024 draft, it's not hard to see a route where three draft picks are starting as rookies, and even more, could see the field for regular season action.

Meanwhile, some Steelers veterans will either see their roles reduced or will be sliding to the bench altogether following Pittsburgh's draft results. Here's a look at the updated Pittsburgh Steelers depth chart ahead following the 2024 NFL Draft.

Note: Bolded names deonte Steelers' rookie draft picks.

Projected Steelers depth chart 2024: Offense



2nd string

3rd string

4th string


Russell Wilson

Justin Fields

Kyle Allen


Najee Harris

Jaylen Warren

Cordarrelle Patterson

Aaron Shampkin


George Pickens

Denzel Mims

Marquez Callaway


Van Jefferson

Quez Watkins

Dez Fitzpatrick

Duece Watts


Roman Wilson

Calvin Austin III

Keilahn Harris


Pat Freiermuth

Darnell Washington

Connor Heyward

MyCole Pruitt


Jack Colletto


Troy Fautanu

Dan Moore Jr.

Kellen Diesch

Devery Hamilton


Isaac Seumalo

Mason McCormick

Joey Fisher


Zach Frazier

Nate Herbig

Ryan McCollum


James Daniels

Spencer Anderson

Anderson Hardy


Broderick Jones

Dyan Cook

Tyler Beach

On offense, Russell Wilson is expected to start with Justin Fields beginning his Steelers career as a backup. In the third round of the draft (pick 84 overall), the Steelers added Michigan WR Roman Wilson. Wilson is a bit undersized (5'10 3/4'') and may begin his career as the team's starting slot receiver.

The Steelers picked three offensive linemen inside the top four rounds this year. Troy Fautanu was the 20th overall pick in the first round by Pittsburgh. There has been much debate as to whether or not he will be a left or right tackle in the NFL.

The team made it clear that they would like to move Jones back to left tackle, but that was before they drafted Fautanu. For now, I have Jones sticking at RT and Fautanu sliding in at LT -- kicking Dan Moore Jr. to the bench.

On the interior offensive line, the Steelers added center Zach Frazier (pick 51) and guard Mason McCormick (pick 119). I have Frazier slotting ahead of Nate Herbig as the team's projected Day 1 center. McCormick, who was a left guard at South Dakota State, will slide in behind Isaac Seumalo on the depth chart as the second-string left guard.

Projected Steelers depth chart 2024: Defense



2nd string

3rd string

4th string


Larry Ogunjobi

Isaiahh Loudermilk

DeMarvin Leal


Keeanu Benton

Montravius Adams

Breiden Fehoko

Jonathan Marshall


Cameron Heyward

Dean Lowry

Logan Lee

Jacob Slade


Alex Highsmith

Nick Herbig

Kyron Johnson

Julius Welschof


T.J. Watt

Jeremiah Moon

David Perales


Patrick Queen

Cole Holcomb

Mark Robinson


Elandon Roberts

Payton Wilson

Tyler Murray


Joey Porter Jr.

Darius Rush

Kalon Barnes


Donte Jackson

Cory Trice Jr.

Ryan Watts


Josiah Scott

Thomas Graham Jr.

Beanie Bishop Jr.


Minkah Fitzpatrick

Damontae Kazee

Jalen Elliott


DeShon Elliott

Trenton Thompson

Miles Killebrew

Nathan Meadors

Three of Pittsburgh's seven selections in the 2024 NFL Draft came on defense, but their first pick on this side of the ball (LB Payton Wilson) didn't come until the 98th overall pick. Wilson has the talent to be a starting NFL linebacker as a rookie, but I have him slotted as a second-string linebacker behind Elandon Roberts for now.

Pittsburgh's other two rookie draft picks on defense are hoping to show enough in training camp to stick around on the 2024 regular season roster.

Logan Lee joins a crowded group on the defensive line. Players like DeMarvin Leal and Isaiah Loudermilk could be his biggest competition. Ryan Watts could be viewed as a safety with his size and tackling ability, but I have him slotted as a third-string boundary cornerback.

Projected Steelers depth chart 2024: Special Teams



2nd string


Chris Boswell

Matthew Wright


Cameron Johnston


Christian Kuntz


Cordarrelle Patterson

Quez Watkins


Calvin Austin III

Pittsburgh's special teams depth chart remains unchanged following the 2024 NFL Draft. Chris Boswell will resume kicking duties with Cameron Johnston as the punter and Christian Kuntz as the long snapper.

The Steelers did not draft a player with ample punt return or kick return experience. Roman Wilson returned 6 kicks and 0 punts at Michigan and is unlikely to be used as a return specialist. Cordarrelle Patterson is expected to be the kick returner with Calvin Austin III continuing his punt return duties.