5 receivers Steelers should sign if Washington is traded

Golden Tate #15 of the New York Giants. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)
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Washington Redskins wide receiver Josh Doctson (18) Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports /

Steelers should sign Doctson

A former first-round bust (who also played for Washington), Josh Doctson could be a relatively experienced name for the team to add to their depth chart. He has solid athleticism and decent hands, but he has never lived up to the lofty expectations that a first-round receiver has. He was an opt-out last season as well, further adding to the reason why he remains on the open market.

The Steelers love high pedigree players though, so the fact that Doctson is a former first-round pick would likely intrigue the team. Add in his physical style as a receiver and he could give the team a different dynamic than what is currently under contract. He doesn’t have any special teams experience, but considering his size and speed mixed in the desperate spot he is likely in as a pro, and I’m sure he would be willing to learn. If Darrius Heyward-Bey could do it, so could Doctson I’m sure.

While Doctson would be a better option than Hall, that is only due to his experience in the league. If signed for the minimum, he would be launched into the competition at receiver as his roster spot would not be guaranteed. That said, he would be another able boy that would add a physical element to the team. The Steelers could do worse than adding the former first-round pick to their squad.