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What is the Steelers strongest position group at this point of the offseason?

On the most recent episode of The Scho Bro Show podcast, we decided to buck the trend of looking at the “holes” and “question marks” on the Steelers roster and instead discuss where these things don’t exist as much. Instead of focusing on the believed shortcomings of the wide receivers and cornerbacks, we talked about positions such as tight ends and linebackers.

With this idea in mind, I wanted to tweak the question just a little: What is the Steelers strongest position group at this point of the offseason?

Chances are the opinions of this subject will be widespread. Of course, future injuries are always a problem for any position group. While no position group is off limits from being the choice, I will offer some groups as nominees.

Running Backs

Even though the Steelers declined the fifth-year option for Najee Harris and Jaylen Warren is set to become a restricted free agent next offseason, both are here and under contract for 2024. With their great combined production last year, as well as adding Cordarrelle Patterson, who could fill the role of RB3 as one of his duties, the Steelers seem pretty set at running back. The question is, will they get more production?

Outside Linebackers

When you have arguably the greatest player in the world at this position, it’s got to be under consideration. Add in another quality player in Alex Highsmith, and an up-and-coming Nick Herbig as the third option, the Steelers outside linebackers are formidable force. Exactly what happens at the fourth spot can be worked out in training camp, but having such a strong top three makes this a viable candidate.

Tight Ends

The Steelers have quite a number of options at the tight end position, so much so there’s no need to add another player to the room. If there is a concern, it would be the quality at the top of the list. This opinion varies across Steelers’ Nation.

Inside Linebackers

The Steelers big free agency splash this offseason came at inside linebacker in Patrick Queen, and even if Cole Holcomb can’t take the field in 2024 the Steelers still have quality options. The biggest concerns here are Holcomb returning and the readiness of the Steelers third-round draft pick Payton Wilson. Some may have these concerns while others may not.

Offensive Tackles

The strength of this position group comes down to perspective. The Steelers have invested their first-round draft pick at the position each of the last two seasons, and have a player with 49 starts over the last three seasons. The confidence in this position may be more looking towards the future than 2024 itself.


The Steelers signed their long snapper to a three-year deal and Chris Boswell was money again last season in 2023. The biggest question out of this group isn’t if new punter Cam Johnston will be an upgrade, but will he be enough of an upgrade.


The Steelers two most experienced players on the offensive line are at offensive guard. Additionally, the Steelers used a fourth-round draft pick at the position where they already had a viable backup in Nate Herbig. The veteran presence along with quality depth should bring confidence to Steelers’ Nation.

So which position group do you think is the strongest for the Steelers at this time? You can make your decision based on skill at the top of the list, on quality depth at the position, or whatever you like— it’s up to you. Unfortunately, we do not have the ability to put a poll in the article, and having one from X/Twitter does not allow nearly enough options. So to cast your vote, do so in the comments below.


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