An XFL star receiver hasn't shown enough in a crowded receiver room
One thing that is certain is that the Steelers have a strong group at receiver. They are going to have some tough decisions to make when the final cut day finally comes around. The top three starters are set with Diontae Johnson, George Pickens, and Allen Robinson II barring any crazy changes. Those behind them are jostling for roster positioning.
Calvin Austin III seems to have a spot on this team locked up, but there will likely only be one or two spots available after those four. Gunner Olszewski is having a good start to camp and fits a role that can also be applied on special teams. That could take some out of the equation entirely, but it seems like Pittsburgh will keep six at the position.
That leaves on spot left for guys like Miles Boykin, Cody White, and Hakeem Butler to battle for. Butler is a former fourth-round pick that fought his way to this spot after playing in the XFL this past offseason. He did a great job at being a big target for the St. Louis Battlehawks during his time in that league. He still has a lot to prove this pre-season.
Butler has shown his playmaking ability while utilizing his size at receiver. He has not been able to make routine plays as drops have continued to be an issue. It is unlikely that Butler will win a spot on this roster if he cannot make plays on special teams. It seems like that last spot at receiver is Boykin's to lose with the past special teams experience he has shown.