Steelers Combine watch: Winners and losers at quarterback, receiver, and tight end

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The first day of drills at the NFL Combine was filled with interesting testing numbers. Here are the winners and losers for players on the Steelers radar.

It was an eventful day for the first day of testing and on-field drills at the 2020 NFL Combine. Tight ends, quarterbacks, and wide receivers took the field in an attempt to sort themselves out and to prove why they boost their draft statuses. Like every other team, the Steelers had their brass on hand checking things out.

While some players were able to wow us with stunningly good times in certain drills, others did quite the opposite. Now teams are forced to back to the drawing board to check out any red flags they may have missed.

This year’s group of wide receivers is particularly impressive. But it wasn’t CeeDee Lamb and Jerry Jeudy turning heads during testing. Others, like Denzel Mims, got their fair share of time in the spotlight.

At tight end, things couldn’t be murkier than they are right now. Though a few players impressed with their combination of size and speed, others fell well short of meeting early expectations. Harrison Bryant is a player that many analysts loved coming into this weekend, but poor testing numbers will have teams reevaluating what type of player he is going to be at the next level.

As Still Curtain contributor Eric Hassel recently wrote, it’s important to take Combine number with a grain of salt. However, we can’t ignore them altogether. The Steelers have a lot to dwell on after the first night of drills. Here are my winners and losers from the tight end, quarterback, and wide receiver groups: