All 91 is a Pittsburgh Steelers Now series profiling each of the 91 members of the Steelers 2019 training camp roster.
24 • Benny Snell, rookie running back
Last year: Was Kentucky’s starter and top running back for the third straight year as a junior. Left a year early for the NFL and was drafted in the third round by the Steelers.
Stats: Rushed for 1,449 yards on 289 carries, for a 5.0 yards per carry average. Scored 16 touchdowns and also caught 17 passes for 105 yards.
Broke or tied 14 Kentucky records, including career rushing yards, total touchdowns, rushing touchdowns and 100-yard gams. Was a second-team All-America and first-team All-SEC in 2018.
Camp outlook: Enters as a fairly clear No. 3 on the depth chart at running back behind James Conner and Jaylen Samuels.
It’s doubtful that will change, but how much Snell becomes a part of the Steelers in-game packages will remain a question. Pass protection and his receiving skills will be keys.
Projected role: Will likely serve as a breather option for James Conner on first and second downs, while Samuels serves more of a Swiss Army knife role and gets more work on third downs.