4th round (pick 135): Tyler Johnson
Wide receiver, Minnesota
Tyler Johnson isn’t the biggest, fastest, or twitchiest receiver out there, but he’s as tough as nails and a player the Steelers should fall in love with. Though he will have a concentration drop from time to time, his ability to pull down balls in traffic over the middle of the field is incredible.
Johnson is a young receiver (21 years old), and has the type of college production Pittsburgh loves. As a senior, he earned 86 catches for 1,318 yards and 13 touchdowns. The offense ran through him at Minnesota and his college dominator and market share were both above the 95th percentile, according to PlayerProfiler.com.
Johnson may be a bit limited due to his overall lack of speed and explosion, but he’s a player that just finds ways to win, and his physical presence over the middle of the football field would be a welcome addition to the Steelers. As a rookie, he would be Pittsburgh’s 4th wide receiver and eventually work his way into a larger role down the line.