The 20 most likely Steelers offensive targets in 2022 draft
By Andrew Falce
Steelers offensive prospect #4
The last of the three scores in this class, one of my favorite names has become North Dakota State receiver Christian Watson. He was an absolute freak as a tester this offseason, and as a result, it has caused his stock to climb extremely high. It isn’t hard to see why though, as 6’4 receivers rarely have the ability he has to win deep with his elite speed.
He excels at winning deep, naturally, but Watson also runs a relatively complete route tree. He can be an effective receiver from all over the field despite his natural tendency to try and win deep. He would be best served as a team’s Z receiver, as his size and speed could be best utilized in that role on an offense.
Watson isn’t a perfect prospect by any means. He comes from a small school and also has a relatively pronounced drop issue. That said, he does come from an offense that runs some pro concepts, meaning he wasn’t benefiting from a simple offense. He has unlimited upside as a prospect and the Steelers would be lucky to land him in the second round of the draft.