The Steelers released their first depth chart of the 2022 regular season as they prepare to face the Bengals in Sunday’s opener in Cincinnati.
Although coach Mike Tomlin has yet to make an official announcement, Mitch Trubisky is listed first at quarterback, followed by veteran Mason Rudolph and rookie Kenny Pickett. Tomlin is scheduled to hold his weekly news conference at noon on Tuesday, which will be streamed live on all Steelers digital and social media platforms.
On the offensive line, Don Moore Jr. was listed first at left tackle, with Trent Scott behind him; Kevin Dodson is first at left guard, with Kendrick Green behind him; Mason Cole is in the center with J.C. behind him. James Daniels is first at right guard; And Chukwuma Okorafor is first at right tackle with trade-acquired Jesse Davis behind him.
Chase Claypool, Deonte Johnson and rookie George Pickens are all listed No. 1 in the wide receiver lineup, followed by Gunner Olszewski, Steven Sims and Myles Boykin. Pat Freiermuth is first at tight end, followed by Zach Gentry and freshman Connor Heyward. Najee Harris leads the way at running back, Jaylen Warren is second and Penny Snell Jr. is third.
On defense, defensive tackle Cameron Heyward is first; Larry Ogunjobi tops at defensive end; And Tyson Alwalu is number one at nose tackle. Behind Heyward it’s listed as either Isaiah Lurdermilk or DeMarvin Leal, Chris Warmley behind Ogunjobi and Montravius Adams Sr. behind Ahluwal.
The top line at outside linebacker is DJ Watt and Alex Highsmith, with newly acquired Malik Reed behind Watt and Jameer Jones behind Highsmith. Inside linebacker, Devin Bush and Myles Zack are listed on the top line, Robert Spillane is listed behind Bush and Mark Robinson and Marcus Allen are listed behind Zack.
The secondary includes Ahkello Witherspoon at left cornerback, Cameron Sutton at right cornerback, Minkah Fitzpatrick at free safety, Terrell Edmonds at strong safety and Arthur Moulette at nickel back. James is behind Pierre Witherspoon; Levi Wallace is behind Sutton, Myles Killebrew behind Edmonds at safety and Dray Norwood behind Fitzpatrick.
Gunner Olszewski is on the top line as punt returner and kickoff returner, with Steven Sims behind him at both spots.
Specialists are placekicker Chris Boswell, punter Presley Harvin III, holder and long snapper Christian Kuntz.
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