The Steelers may land a ‘big body’ at Wide Receiver in round two
As has been well chronicled, the Steelers do not possess a first-round pick in the 2020 NFL draft. Unless we engineer a trade that yields us a first-round pick, we will be picking in round 2. This is not necessarily a bad position in which to find ourselves, but it would be nice to have a first-round pick.
With that said, I believe the Steelers biggest position of need is Wide Receiver, but not just any old receiver. We need a ‘big body’ receiver who can stretch the field. In other words, we need a big WR who is fast. In steps Chase Claypool, WR from Notre Dame.
At 6′ 4″, Claypool ran a 4.42-second 40-yard dash, so he’s fast and he’s big. Now, will he be there in the second round? Maybe, but probably not. The point is this: Claypool or another ‘big body’ receiver who is fast should be the target for the Steelers in the second round.
Keep in mind that track speed is different from football speed. Also, keep this in mind. When the Steelers had Martavis Bryant, who was a ‘big body’ receiver and who was fast, the passing game seemed to ‘click’.
Why you might ask? When you have a receiver who can stretch the field, the underneath ‘stuff’ gets open as does the deep ‘stuff’, neither of which worked very well last season for the Steelers offense.
Let’s see what position the Steelers may target in the third round.