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Drafting A Receiver Is Inevitable For The Steelers





There is arguably no better team in the NFL at finding talent at the receiver position than the Pittsburgh Steelers. If the last decade or more taught us anything, the Steelers have mastered the art of finding and developing drafted receivers. 


Last season, the team neglected to draft any receivers, likely due to the questionable quality of the players available. In addition, the team had assembled what seemed to be a strong receiving corps, led by veteran Diontae Johnson, along with George Pickens and savvy veteran Allen Robinson II. With the exception of Pickens, they did not produce up to expectations.


Since the Reese's Senior Bowl event, the Steelers brass have met with several receiver prospects. At the NFL Combine yesterday at the NFL Combine, the team held formal meetings with some of this year's top receivers. 


One of them was Oregon's Troy Franklin. Last season with the Ducks, Franklin registered 81 receptions for 1,383 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns. Michigan receiver Roman Wilson met with the team for the second time this offseason, renewing acquaintances from the Reese's Senior Bowl. Perhaps the most notable name was Keon Coleman out of Florida State, projected by many as a Top-15 prospect.


Though it is unlikely the team will select a receiver early, one should expect them to select one to replenish their roster with a player from this year's draft class. 

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