Steelers mock draft: OL, defense addressed instead of QB
By Andrew Falce
The Steelers are about to see what life without J.J. Smith-Schuster will be like, as the receiver is lost for the season due to a shoulder injury suffered against the Broncos. More than likely, the talented slot receiver has played his last down with the team. That means a rookie will likely be brought in to try and replicate what he offered to the team.
A player who fits the mold of the big slot would be Dontario Drummond out of Ole Miss. The junior is off to his best start of any season, as the new look Ole Miss offense has relied on him catching the ball. His size fluctuates depending on where you look, but he seems to be somewhere around 6’1 and between 210-220 pounds. He would slide in perfectly as the big slot receiver.
He can make the tough catch over the middle and be a threat in the red zone for the Steelers. He wouldn’t be called upon to be the top guy from the first snap but would instead supplement the receivers that the team already has. He has deceptive athleticism as well and will likely test as a better athlete than Smith-Schuster. He would be a solid add for a team that will need to replicate Smith-Schuster’s production out of the slot.