2015 Depth Charts Update: Pittsburgh Steelers
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- Gone are the days where the Steelers offensive line was one of the weaker spots on their offense. Kelvin Beachum, who finished 2014 as our fifth highest graded offensive tackle, allowing just 19 total pressures all year, headlines the group, but Maurkice Pouncey, David DeCastro and Marcus Gilbert are all better than average.
- Outside of Antonio Brown, the Steelers need someone to step up and be their second wide receiver heading into this season. Markus Wheaton saw 760 snaps in his second season but, after an impressive opener against the Cleveland Browns in Week 1, was largely disappointing. Martavis Bryant saw less snaps than Wheaton at 306 in the regular season, but flashed potential at points. Another name to keep in mind is rookie Sammie Coates, who was inconsistent at Auburn, but was capable of big plays.
- The Steelers drafted another young edge rusher in Bud Dupree and with Jarvis Jones already on the roster, it’ll be interesting to see how they divide snaps between the two young players and veterans Arthur Moats and James Harrison, both whom remain more than capable starters whose production dictates that they won’t be pushed aside merely by the promise of youth.
- Cornerback remains a concern however, with William Gay the only player we have as anything better than average at this point. Cortez Allen was benched for the second year in a row, and we’re now two years removed from the 2012 season where he impressed. Antwon Blake has seen less than 300 snaps in his career and, while he hasn’t played badly, that’s still a question mark.