The Pittsburgh Steelers have needs to be filled as we head into the 2020 NFL off-season. Whether it is upgrading at certain positions, or adding quality depth players.
I know it is early in the XFL season, but through two weeks there have been a number of players that have stood out for each individual team. The Pittsburgh Steelers need to watch this newly-formed football league closely for players that could contribute to the organization. I believe there are players in the XFL that could adjust the Steelers philosophy as the team heads closer into free agency and the 2020 NFL draft.
The players listed below on the list will be possible additions that Kevin Colbert, and the Pittsburgh Steelers could add to the team after coming off an 8-8 2019 season. If Pittsburgh does not look to sign these players, then another NFL team will take advantage of the opportunity.
Even though the Los Angeles Wildcats have come up empty-handed in their first two matchups of the season, they have had arguably the best player on the field during both contests. Nelson Spruce put up the first 100-yard receiving performance in XFL history during week 1 of the season.
While on Sunday, Spruce continued to showcase his playmaking abilities. The former Los Angeles Ram pulled in two touchdown receptions. The wide receivers total XFL stat line for 2020 is made up of 17 catches for 192 receiving yards, and two touchdowns.
The majority of the time on offense, Nelson Spruce finds the separation and space needed to get open. He has been successful even with playing with two different quarterbacks in longtime NFL journeyman Josh Johnson, and Charles Kanoff. Spruce has also provided a nice effort on the special teams side of the ball for the Wildcats, acting as their return man at times.
The first thought that came to mind after watching Nelson Spruce thus far, is that the wide receiver could serve as a more effective Ryan Switzer. There is no doubt, that Nelson’s abilities could transfer to the NFL in my mind. If Pittsburgh were to bring the former Pac-12 star in, and he can stay healthy: Switzer’s role with the organization could be in jeopardy going forward.