6 intriguing day-two wide receivers Steelers could target in the NFL Draft

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2. Rashee Rice, WR, SMU

The next player on this list who also played in the American conference as it is SMU’s Rashee Rice. Much like Dell, Rice was also the focal point of the offense for his team as he more than doubled the next closest on his team in targets, receptions, and receiving yards.

Rice is a big-bodied receiver at 6-foot-3, 205 pounds. His biggest selling point in going to the NFL is his ability to make contested catches although that is not all he brings to the table.

Rice consistently won on vertical routes last season at SMU where he was very good at using his size advantage to fend off DBs and make catches downfield. He brought in 18 catches of 20+ air yards last season with eight of them being contested catches.

He is also pretty dynamic for his size as part of SMU’s offense was to just get the ball in his hands and let him work. I’m not sure just how effective he’ll be after the catch against NFL defenders, however, it’s good that it’s something that he’s shown and he’s not just a possession receiver.

His skill set is a bit redundant to what George Pickens brings to the table, so he may not be the first option amongst the receivers on this list, but he’s still a talented receiver that the Steelers could develop into a good player.