Cobi Hamilton went off. As someone who isn’t expected to beat out the long list of wide receivers trying to make this team, Hamilton was probably the most impressive player on the field, whenever he touched it.
Showing off his deep ball skills, Hamilton proved he can be a decent threat from the outside, behind Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant. With Darrius Heyward-Bey only bringing in one reception, Hamilton most certainly improved his stock to make the final roster.
With another impressive game or two, and this dark horse could see his name on the final 53. Depending on how well players like Justin Hunter, Heyward-Bey, and eventually, Sammie Coates play, Hamilton could be the front runner to round off this deep, wide receiver depth chart.
Don’t expect not to see Hamilton on the final roster. As long as he continues to play like this, there should be no reason Mike Tomlin decides to make him the odd man out. Plus, with the lack of contribution from the rest of the wideouts competing for the final spot, Hamilton make take an early lead the rest of them can’t catch up to.