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Updating Steelers depth charts from Day 3 selections of the 2024 NFL Draft

There were a lot of questions as to how the Pittsburgh Steelers 2024 draft would play out over the three days. Would they move up to grab a player they wanted? Would they trade back rather than settle for what they needed most with who was remaining? Instead, the Steelers held pat for all seven of their selections and added to all three positions on the offensive line, the defensive line, linebacker, and defensive back.

Now that the selections have been made, it’s time to check out the Steelers depth chart at each position. The depth chart for offensive tackles has already been covered from Day 1 and can be seen HERE. To split things up better, Day 2 and Day 3 will be done separately to cover three each day. With Day 2 being covered HERE, it’s not time to finish off with Day 3 picks.

Note: The depth charts for players added as undrafted free agents (UDFAs) will not be included, but if a UDFA was part of a position group of a drafted player they will be included.

After drafting Mason McCormick on Day 3 of the 2024 NFL draft, the Steelers currently have six guards on the roster. The current projected depth chart at guard for the Steelers is as follows:


  • Isaac Seumalo
  • James Daniels
  • Nate Herbig
  • Spencer Anderson
  • Mason McCormick
  • Joey Fisher

The only thing really in question with the guard depth chart at this time is if this is where Spencer Anderson belongs. Listed as just an offensive lineman, not sure exactly where the Steelers have him going into this season, but guard makes the most sense right now.

As for the rest of the list, McCormick falls further down the line as what would be expected for a fourth-round draft pick. The bigger question when it comes to McCormick and moving up the depth chart would be if any of the players ahead of him get moved to be primarily at the center, where there are only two players.

After drafting Logan Lee on Day 3 of the 2024 NFL draft, the Steelers currently have 11 defensive linemen on the roster. The current projected depth chart at defensive line for the Steelers is as follows:

Defensive Line

  • Cam Heyward
  • Larry Ogunjobi
  • Keeanu Benton
  • Dean Lowry
  • Montravius Adams
  • Isaiahh Loudermilk
  • DeMarvin Leal
  • Breiden Fehoko
  • Logan Lee
  • Jonathan Marshall
  • Jacob Slade

Although the order of the top three players could be debated, what’s ultimately the most important is that those are the three starters going into 2024. Dean Lowery ends up as the next name based on his NFL experience coming to the Steelers, and then the other players who have experience with the Steelers naturally fall in line based on their hierarchy from 2023.

This leaves Logan Lee significantly down the list and in a position where it would look like he would not make the 53-man roster at this time. But this is before the Steelers have taken a single snap for the 2024 season. There will be an opportunity for the Steelers newest defensive lineman to move into the rotation.

After drafting Ryan Watts on Day 2 of the 2024 NFL draft, the biggest question is if he is considered to be a cornerback or a safety. Listed simply as a defensive back on, the other four players listed as defensive backs are all cornerbacks so this is the position group which will be used for now. The Steelers currently have 10 cornerbacks on the roster. The current projected depth chart at cornerback for the Steelers is as follows:


  • Joey Porter Jr.
  • Donte Jackson
  • Josiah Scott
  • Darius Rush
  • Cory Trice Jr.
  • Luq Barcoo
  • Ryan Watts
  • Thomas Graham Jr.
  • Kalon Barnes
  • Beanie Bishop Jr.

Personally, I wouldn’t have put Watts in this position group. The only reason I placed him here was because he was announced as a cornerback when drafted and all the “defensive backs” on the roster are players who are typically known for being corners.

Looking in this group of 10 players, there are a lot of question marks. Is Josiah Scott really the next option on the list? Can the young, unproven players who are returning this season show their worth?

The reason I don’t like Ryan Watts in this group I do think he projects better as a safety as his style of play would fit better specifically with the Steelers. Additionally, he’s caught up in the wash of a bunch of young defensive backs trying to fight their way onto the roster.

Although current at the bottom of the list due to being a UDFA for 2024, I think Beanie Bishop is an interesting name to watch come training camp as he could work his way up the board.

Out of all the position groups covered of the players added during the 2024 draft, cornerback may be the one with the most glaring need towards the top outside of Joey Porter and is likely to see a new name or two before the start of the 2024 season.

While this is likely the Steelers depth chart at this time, there are plenty of things that could change between now and the start of the 2024 regular season. Do these depth charts look accurate as of today? How soon do you project the Steelers draft picks to move up the chart? Make sure to leave your thoughts in the comments below.


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