Steelers' Depth Chart, Salary Cap, Draft Picks After Reported Allen Robinson TradeApril 18, 2023
Allen Robinson II has found himself a new home.
The Los Angeles Rams traded the veteran wide receiver and a 2023 seventh-round pick (No. 251) to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday in exchange for a 2023 seventh-round pick (No. 234), per ESPN's Adam Schefter.
L.A. is paying $10.25 million of Robinson's salary, Schefter added. Pittsburgh will pay $5 million.
With Robinson slated to join the Black and Gold, here's a look at the team's updated offensive depth chart (skill positions), draft picks and salary-cap situation.
Depth Chart (Skill Positions)
QB: Kenny Pickett, Mitch Trubisky
RB: Najee Harris, Jaylen Warren, Anthony McFarland Jr., Jason Huntley, Master Teague
TE: Pat Freiermuth, Zach Gentry, Connor Heyward, Rodney Williams
LWR: Diontae Johnson, Cody White, Ja'Marcus Bradley, Dan Chisena
RWR: George Pickens, Gunner Olszewski, Dez Fitzpatrick
SWR: Allen Robinson II, Calvin Austin III, Anthony Miller
Full depth chart available via OurLads.com
2023 Draft Picks
First round: No. 17
Second round: No. 32, from Chicago Bears via Chase Claypool trade
Second round: No. 49
Third round: No. 80
Fourth round: No. 120
Seventh round: No. 241, from Denver Broncos via Malik Reed trade
Seventh round: No. 251
Based on Schefter's report that Pittsburgh will pay Robinson just $5 million, the Steelers are estimated to have just $5.6 million remaining in cap space, per OverTheCap.
Robinson will be a great addition to the Pittsburgh wide receiver room, especially at the reported price.
The 29-year-old appeared in 10 games for the Rams last season, catching 33 passes for 339 yards and three touchdowns. Prior to the 2022 campaign, he posted two 1,000-plus yard seasons with the Chicago Bears and one 1,000-plus yard season with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Robinson's best season came in 2015 when he caught 80 passes for a career-high 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns in 16 games.
He joins a wide receiver unit in Pittsburgh that includes Diontae Johnson, George Pickens and Calvin Austin III. While Johnson will undoubtedly be Kenny Pickett's top target in 2023, Robinson should be a reliable second option for the young quarterback.
After missing the playoffs in 2022 with a 9-8 record, the Steelers will be hoping Robinson can help get them back into the postseason in 2023.