Where the Pittsburgh Steelers’ depth chart stands post-NFL draft
The Pittsburgh Steelers draft players each year for the same reason other players do: To get better, which means they have to replace someone who is worse. Yet after eight picks and seven rounds of selections that weren’t entirely need-based, the effects on the Steelers’ depth chart are mixed.
Here, we go two-deep at every position in Pittsburgh:
1. Alejandro Villanueva*
2. Jerald Hawkins
*Assuming he signs his exclusive rights “free agent” tender or he and the Steelers agree to a multi-year deal
This is a little unfair to Chris Hubbard, but the Steelers seemed to really like Hawkins at the beginning of training camp last year. And if it’s close, Pittsburgh has to weigh Hubbard’s near $1,797,000 and his versatility against Hawkins being a cheap, young rookie with upside.