Steelers potential rookie duo if they double-dip at WR in the NFL Draft

The Steelers could double dip at receiver in the NFL Draft with one of these player combos.
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With Pittsburgh showing so much interest in wide receivers in the upcoming NFL Draft, it is not crazy to imagine that they will double-dip at the position. We know the black and gold love to draft and develop talent at receiver. They have seen great success at doing so over the past couple of decades. They will try and continue that trend in this draft.

We know that the Steelers have shown a bunch of interest from receivers who will go anywhere from the first to seventh rounds of the upcoming draft. There is a lot of talent with this draft class coming out of college at this position specifically. It is a deep group at receiver and this organization seems ready to add more through the draft after signing a couple of veterans in free agency.

Devontez Walker and Jacob Cowing could be a quality duo at receiver

While looking at potential duos, one has to imagine that one would benefit on the outside and the other in the slot. The Steelers need upgrades at both positions heading into the draft. We know that Devontez Walker has gotten a lot of attention from Pittsburgh during the pre-draft process. Arthur Smith was even present during North Carolina's pro day. He would be a great option on day two as an outside receiver.

Jacob Cowing has not seen a ton of interest from the black and gold thus far, but that doesn't mean he should be written off. He is projected as a slot receiver in the NFL and would be a nice piece to compete with the likes of Van Jefferson and Quez Watkins. Cowing will probably be selected on day three of the draft and would likely be an upgrade over Jefferson and Watkins.

Both Ricky Pearsall and Tahj Washington make sense for the Steelers

Another outside receiver option could be Ricky Pearsall out of Florida. He has made some terrific highlight-worthy catches throughout his college career. He will be an outside receiver at the next level, but he can play in the middle if needed. The Steelers have shown a ton of interest in him throughout the pre-draft process. He could be an option on day two of the NFL Draft.

Pittsburgh has also shown a good amount of interest in Tahj Washington out of USC. He is a smaller receiver who projects to play in the slot at the next level. Washington is coming off his best year of college football. Add in the fact that he also has experience playing special teams, and Washington is a perfect day-three candidate for the Steelers.

Pittsburgh could target Xavier Legette and Ainias Smith in the NFL Draft

It took a while for Xavier Legette's name to pop up on the Steelers pre-draft list during the process. He finally showed up during the pre-draft visit process. Other than that visit, Legette has not been given much attention by the black and gold. He was a dominant outside receiver at South Carolina and would be a solid pickup for Pittsburgh on day two of the NFL Draft.

One of the few prospects listed in this article who has seen little interest from the Steelers is none other than Ainias Smith. The Texas A&M product is a smaller player who projects as a slot receiver at the next level who can chip in on special teams. Smith has a ton of raw talent to work with, he just hasn't had a ton of opportunities to put it all together. He could be a nice selection toward the tail end of the NFL draft.

The Steelers could target a duo of Malachi Corley and Luke McCaffrey

One of the top receiver targets in the upcoming NFL Draft for the Steelers is rumored to be Malachi Corley. He would bring a new dynamic piece to the offense, which needs weapons. People would fall in love with Corley pretty quickly with how he plays. He can play outside and inside with a Deebo Samuel-type of build to him. He is a tough and physical receiver who will give an offense options.

This is the "options" duo on this list. Corley can play inside and outside, but Luke McCaffrey could potentially play both. He has good size for the position, which makes many believe that he will be better on the outside. That is not necessarily the case, and McCaffrey could play in the slot at the next level. Both Corley and McCaffrey would give the Steelers plenty of options at receiver.

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