5 players in the championship game the Steelers could draft
By Andrew Falce
Steelers should target Williams
While Metchie can play at either the Z spot or in the slot, Jameson Williams is your classic deep threat Z receiver. He had an incredible season as a transfer receiver from Ohio State and was dominant in his lone season at Alabama. He averaged an incredible 20.1 yards per reception while also finding the end zone 15 times.
While Williams is a fine route runner, he excels when going deep. He has the natural speed and burst to beat a cornerback off the line of scrimmage while he is creative enough to trick defensive backs deep to get open. That should be his exact role in the NFL, as he can serve as a dangerous deep threat and big-play threat anytime he gets the ball in his hands.
While Metchie fills a bigger need in the slot, Williams is the better prospect. Drafting him would likely move Chase Claypool to the slot, meaning the Steelers would have a trio of fast receivers to stretch defenses. The team would need a higher pick to obtain him, but if he is available in the first when the Steelers are on the clock, he would be a great pick. The team has been lacking big plays on offense. Williams would bring that element back to this offense.