4 best replacements for Diontae Johnson on the Steelers

These four options would fit perfectly in Arthur Smith's new offense.

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2. Adonai Mitchell, NFL Draft

When it comes to scheme fit, Adonai Mitchell could be exactly what the Pittsburgh Steelers are looking for. Mitchell has tremendous size and physicality, but he's also a much more polished route runner than Thomas who can create impressive separation at the top of his routes.

Because of his modest production during his career at Texas, there was hope early on that Mitchell could slide into the second round. That won't be the case. Mitchell was one of the biggest stars at the NFL Scouting Combine as he showcased his soft, natural hands and smooth movement skills.

It also doesn't hurt that Mitchell tested in the 99th percentile among NFL receivers, per Relative Athletic Score. t 6'2 1/4'' and 205 pounds Mitchell flaunted his explosion with a 4.34 40-yard dash and eye-popping 11'4'' broad jump.

Admittedly, Mitchell doesn't play as fast as his Combine numbers seem to suggest, but he's still a silky-smooth athlete and his game is already polished. He would be ideal as Pittsburgh's 'X' receiver in Arthur Smith's offense. Mitchell could work the short and intermediate routes while George Pickens could win on deep routes as the 'Z' receiver.

Like Thomas, the Steelers would have to spend their first-round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft if they want to land Adonai Mitchell.