Steelers mock draft round 3: WR Marvin Mims
The Pittsburgh Steelers traded Chase Claypool just before the offseason, and they are going to wind up with an excellent second-round pick as a result. However, the decision to do so has left them very thin at the wide receiver position. Even with the development of George Pickens and the pending return of Calvin Austin next season, this team could desperately use another quality depth piece.
Though there is a new GM in the front office this year, the Steelers have certainly been no strangers to selecting wide receiver talent on day two of the NFL Draft, and this year may not be an exception. Marvin Mims is a productive receiver from the Big 12 who is coming off a 1,000-yard, 6-touchdown season.
Though Calvin Austin should already give Pittsburgh’s offense a burst of speed, they could use more with Mims. NFL Draft Scout has his hand time as a 4.37-second 40-yard dash. At 5’11” and 184 pounds, Mims certainly isn’t big, but he can absolutely take the top off the defense. He averaged 19.2 yards per reception and punched in 20 scores during his three seasons with the Oklahoma Sooners.
Now that you drafted Kenny Pickett, it’s important to surround him with as many weapons as possible, and Mims could be an asset to their offense.