4 draft prospects who could be the next JuJu-Smith-Schuster for Steelers

Amari Rodgers #3 of the Clemson Tigers. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Ole Miss Rebels wide receiver Elijah Moore (8). Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports /

Elijah Moore, Ole Miss

Here is one of my biggest draft crushes in 2021. Though Elijah Moore measures in just under 5’10” there is so much to love about this kid. For starters, Moore was an utterly dominant player this past year at Ole Miss – a school that has a brilliant track record for producing wide receivers as of late. Moore is incredibly savvy for a 20-year-old player and has the natural ability to pluck the ball out of the air without losing speed at the catch point.

After the catch, Moore is a nightmare to track down. His terrific suddenness and ability to move with the ball in his hands reflects shades of a young Antonio Brown (though this is too high of an expectation for who he will be in the NFL). Still, Moore has the makings to be one of the best slot receivers in the league with his combination of impressive traits that are beyond his years.

While smaller than JuJu, Moore has a chance to be an even better player in this role for the Steelers. He can stretch the field and win at every level. Though he probably won’t test as a great athlete, he creates a lot more separation than Smith-Schuster and he has the makings to be a quarterback’s best friend.