Biggest issues facing each Steelers receiver in 2022
Steven Sims and Gunner Olszewski aren’t natural receivers
Steven Sims and Gunner Olszewski are both quality athletes who offer a spark in the return game and can be used as situational runners on offense. However, they have proven at this point that they just aren’t very natural wide receivers. This isn’t anything new. Both players have been in the NFL for years before coming to Pittsburgh, and their previous teams found this out rather quickly as well.
For depth options at the bottom of the roster, you could do worse, as both Olszewski and Sims are quality special teams players. They just don’t offer much on the offensive side of the ball, as their hands and consistency will never be good enough to chip off a big role on offense.
In reality, these two are very much stop-gap players for this team. If not for injuries to both rookie Calvin Austin and veteran Anthony Miller, probably only one of these players is on the team right now and neither would be seeing the field on offense.
We know who Sims and Olszewski are at this point. They aren’t fooling anybody. Expect the Pittsburgh Steelers to target the receiver position with yet another day-two pick in the 2023 NFL Draft thanks to the apparent lack of depth they have this season.