3 Ravens roster bubble players the Steelers should target
By Andrew Falce
Steelers should target Boykin
The Steelers had a lot of interest in former Notre Dame receiver Miles Boykin two years ago in the draft, but the Ravens ultimately snagged him in the third round. While he has been a steady contributor, the Ravens’ lack of a passing game has limited his overall production. With a slew of new receivers for Lamar Jackson to target, Boykin may be on his way out.
Now, on paper, the Steelers don’t need another receiver. They are five deep there with all five being quality options in their own right. That said, Boykin is still young and has incredible speed. He would be an additional deep threat for a team that struggled to get the ball down the field last year. As well, he is a regular special teams contributor, meaning that he could still play a role for the team as the sixth receiver.
With James Washington likely playing his final year with the Steelers, finding another deep threat to take on that role next year is important. Boykin would have two years left on his contract if claimed off waivers, meaning the team would have control of him through next year. Again, a receiver isn’t a premiere need for the team at this point, but if a deep threat like Boykin who can play on special teams becomes available, the Steelers would be fools to pass on him.