Martavis Bryant looks to be a red zone weapon for Steelers in 2014

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Fourth round draft pick Martavis Bryant sees himself as a major weapon for the Steelers in the red zone, and the organization hopes he can be just that.

When the Pittsburgh Steelers selected Martavis Bryant in the fourth round of the NFL Draft, there were a lot of intangibles that attracted them to the former Clemson WR. His size could be considered the first, standing at 6-foot-4, 210lbs. He is the biggest wide receiver target QB Ben Roethlisberger has thrown to since Plaxico Burress, and the highest big receiver the team has taken since Limas Sweed.

The other main intangible would be his work in the red zone.

Bryant told Steelers.com "I can be a big weapon there [in the red zone]," said Bryant. "That is what I specialize in. It’s fun. You know your team can count on you that you can make clutch plays in the red zone when you need a touchdown. Sometimes the quarterback can just throw it up and you can just make plays and keep it simple."

The Steelers red zone offense struggled mightily at times last season, and Bryant hopes to improve the team in that area, but don't think that throwing jump balls in the red zone is all he is capable of.

"I can also help stretch the field, run deep routes, and make plays"

The Steelers are hoping Bryant can live up to the words he speaks during their rookie minicamp, as the large target could be used to take pressure off of Pro Bowl WR Antonio Brown and allow the offense to spread the ball around more.

In his rookie season, if Bryant can somehow impact football games for the Steelers, then that is a win win for a team desperately searching for another play making WR.

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