5 replacement options for Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster in 2021

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Ole Miss Rebels wide receiver Elijah Moore (8). Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports /

Elijah Moore

With this receiving class being especially deep, the odds are the Steelers will invest another pick into their receiving core. The team has been insanely successful in drafting receivers, so finding the next starting slot option here is logical. Out of the entire draft, one of the best slot fits, or the team may be Elijah Moore. He is explosive, dynamic, and can make the tough catch. He naturally projects into the slot as well, making his fit even more enticing.

Putting on his tape, Moore is a threat every time the ball gets into his hands. As a rookie, the Steelers could look to target him out of the slot while also getting him involved on sweeps so his natural athleticism is always on display. Considering Matt Canada likes having elements like that in his offense, Moore could be a perfect fit for the team’s offense moving forward.

The only issue with him is that at this point, he will likely cost the Steelers their second-round pick at least. He has already seen a steady increase in draft stock early on, and considering he should look explosive testing, Moore will be a riser in the draft. There is even late first-round potential, making the odds of the Steelers drafting him unlikely. Moore is a great fit, but his cost would certainly be an issue for a team with so many holes.