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By Andrew Falce
Steelers should sign Goodwin
While the Steelers have been one of the best teams at acquiring receivers through the draft, one would think that signing a veteran would make little sense. That said, the Steelers will be down two of their top four targets next offseason, so adding a veteran presence, especially in a room filled with youth, could go a long way in the development of this group. On top of all of this, the team is lacking a natural deep threat that wins purely with speed, so a veteran signing could ideally fix that.
While Marquise Goodwin has never become an elite receiver, he excels at winning with his speed and forcing the defense to cover deep with him on the field. At this point in his career, he is a journeyman with little value other than his speed. That would be a great addition for the team though, as they wouldn’t want him taking valuable snaps away from the younger options, but instead serve as a complementary player to the rest of the receivers the team has.
While Goodwin is now over 30 years old and his best football is behind him, he still has the capability to win deep. While he hasn’t caught a surplus of passes this season, he has made the most of them, averaging over 17 yards per catch on the season. He would be cheap speed at this point in his career and quite frankly, the Steelers could do much worse for one of their reserve receivers.