10 day-three prospects Steelers must consider in the 2022 draft
By Andrew Falce
Steelers must watch Ross
With the addition of Miles Boykin, the Steelers in theory have three starting receivers to work with. That said, there is still a really good chance one gets drafted relatively early. However, if they decide to wait until day three, a name that makes a lot of sense is Clemson’s Justyn Ross. The physical receiver had an up and down career with the Tigers but could rebound in the NFL.
During his first two seasons of college, Ross was a dynamic threat for Clemson. He was a viable short and deep threat that knew how to utilize his size to make big plays. Unfortunately, a back injury nearly cost him his career, and his return tape was slower and less impactful than before. Ideally, as he heals, some of that athleticism could return.
The Steelers sent the house to Clemson’s pro day as well as receivers coach Frisman Jackson. If they believe Ross is healthy and can contribute to the team, he could be in play sometime after round four. At one point in time, Ross was looking like a top-ten pick before his injury slowed him down considerably. He needs to keep on healing, but in time Ross could be a viable, physical receiver.