With the College Football Championship set in stone, these five players all have to be on the Steelers draft board in this game.
The College Football Championship is now officially set, as Alabama will face off against Georgia. Both teams will have a surplus of prospects that will enter the draft, and the Steelers should have scouts on hand to watch this game. In the first round alone, the team could go a variety of ways by selecting a player from one of these two teams.
Here are five upcoming draft prospects in the championship game that the Steelers have to consider in the draft.
Steelers should consider Metchie
Alabama has become quite the receiver factory in recent years, as the team is constantly churning out quality NFL quality receivers. This year is no different, as the Crimson Tide has a pair of talented receivers that figure to go high in the draft. The lesser of the two is John Metchie, but the junior receiver would be quite an add for a Steelers team that will need to reload at receiver.
What makes Metchie so valuable is his versatility as a receiver. While he has been known to line up on the outside and stretch the field, he played more in the slot this season and was effective there as well. His yards per catch did decrease this season because of it, but it showed that he can play and be effective from multiple spots on the field. Considering the Steelers will likely need a new slot receiver to take over from JuJu Smith-Schuster, Metchie could be penciled in to start right away.
His current draft projection is late first round to early second round right now. A solid combine should boost him up draft boards and make him a top-25 pick. If the Steelers want to give whoever is throwing the ball next season a big threat from the inside, Metchie would be a wise choice. The team rarely drafts a receiver in the first round, but one of the Alabama receivers could change that.