4 major takeaways from Steelers activity at the Senior Bowl
By Andrew Falce
The Steelers certainly did their due diligence at the Senior Bowl, and here are four major takeaways from the team’s down in Mobile.
The Steelers are always regular visitors at the Senior Bowl, as their draft classes are usually filled with senior players past the first round. This year was no different, as the team met with a slew of top names that will be entering the draft. While there is still a long way to go before the actual draft, some common trends have already popped up for the team.
Here are four big takeaways from the Steelers at the Senior Bowl.
Steelers are targeting a deep threat
While the Steelers’ upcoming need at receiver has been well documented, there seems to be a split as to what type of pass-catcher they were going to target. With JuJu Smith-Schuster set to depart in free agency, many expected a shiftier slot type that this team tried to get out of Ray-Ray McCloud. Instead, at the Senior Bowl, the team met with Romeo Doubs and Christian Watson, stereotypical Z receivers and deep threats.
To me, that signals one of two things. The first is that this team may be targeting more of a traditional slot receiver in free agency. The second, and most likely given their preference to draft receivers, is that Chase Claypool may make a move more to the slot next season. While they will certainly meet with more receivers as the draft season continues, it is interesting to note that the early focus is on winning deep and not finding a capable slot receiver.