6 intriguing day-two wide receivers Steelers could target in the NFL Draft
By Evan Bachman
3. Jalin Hyatt, WR, Tennessee
The Biletnikoff winner for the Tennessee Vols is next on the list of potential wide receiver options for the Steelers. Jalin Hyatt was phenomenal all season long, but his absurd 207-yard, five-touchdown performance in the upset of Alabama that put him on the map as one of the best players in college football.
Hyatt is amongst the best deep threat, speed type of receivers in this class. He dominated at Tennessee with his ability to win vertically and create explosive plays at Tennessee and he has the speed to bring that big play ability to an NFL offense.
Hyatt also did a good job of utilizing space that DBs gave him to prevent him from winning vertically to win on slant and hitch routes.
Hyatt is difficult to project to the NFL because he ran a limited route tree at Tennessee and some of his production was a product of the Vols offense scheming him wide open.
Ultimately, he does have the physical traits to develop into a quality option in an NFL offense. Plus, as a deep threat, his skill set would complement Johnson and Pickens well in the offense. This makes him a solid potential option for the Steelers on day two.