Steelers Rookie OL Wesley Johnson Only Played Center Against Giants

If Pittsburgh Steelers rookie fifth-round draft pick Wesley Johnson is going to make the final 53 man roster this year out of training camp, he’s going to really have to show a lot more position flexibility on the offensive line.

Saturday night in the Steelers 20-16 preseason loss to the New York Giants, the Vanderbilt product didn’t enter the game until the team’s final offensive possession of the game and he played all nine of his snaps at center.

So far during training camp, Johnson has been spotted playing left tackle, left guard and center and those are three positions that he primarily played in college.

As it looks right now, Johnson is on the outside of the roster bubble and looking in, but that can change very quickly if he starts receiving playing time on the left side of the line in the final three preseason games.

Currently, the Steelers are using Chris Hubbard and Bryant Browning as their second-team guards with Mike Adams and Guy Whimper serving as the second-team tackles. Cody Wallace, who the team signed to a three-year contract during the offseason, was the backup center Saturday night, as expected.


    Kind of odd, him not getting more reps with Adams and Whimper playing so poorly.

  • steeltown

    I can guarantee after Adams and Whimpers performance Saturday night that Wes will probably receive some LT reps in the next game

  • walter mason

    Maybe they are preparing for the remote possibility of Goodell suspending Pouncey.

  • cencalsteeler

    I think they’re (coaching staff) working from the bottom up with these players.

  • I said after we drafted him he was going to play center. As for the rest of the backups, good lord let’s hope No one gets injuried!

  • Madi

    Just working him in slowly. He’s playing on the “outside looking in” spot, but that’s not where he really is.