6 unlikely players I want the Pittsburgh Steelers to take in the 2023 NFL Draft

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4. Bryce Ford-Wheaton, WR, West Virginia

Of all of the names on this list, I believe that Bryce Ford-Wheaton has the best shot of landing with the Steelers. Even though this team has filled out the receiver roster already, Ford-Wheaton is likely a day-three pick, and the team could warrant taking him.

While his college production wasn’t flashy, his pre-draft process was. He was a huge winner at the combine with his size, length, and athletic testing. Teams will likely look past his lacking production and will salivate at his metrics. He has the makings of a unique deep threat at the next level.

The Steelers have shown their interest in him, as he came in for a pre-draft visit (although he counts as a local visit). Again, it comes down to this big lull between picks on day three, and while a potential trade on draft day could alleviate that, as of now he would have to be the fourth-round pick for this team.

I don’t have a fourth-round grade on Ford-Wheaton and add in the lack of positional need and him being the pick there seems rich. I’m not saying it won’t for sure happen, but it seems like more of a luxury right now. I’m guessing he lands elsewhere once the draft wraps up.