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2014 NFL Mock Draft: Another vote for the Tall Receiver

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The thinning of the Steelers receiving corps over the last two years needs to be addressed, writes NESN's Doug Kyed.

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NESN's Doug Kyed is suggesting the Steelers are putting a lot of faith in second-year wide receiver Markus Wheaton.

Or he's forgetting half the passing offense goes through Antonio Brown. Either way, the departure of three wide receivers in two years is enough to draw the attention of most reasonably-minded people.

To shore that up, Kyed is sending Florida State WR Kelvin Benjamin to the Steelers with the 15th overall pick.

His reasoning:

The Steelers must have a lot of faith in second-year pro Markus Wheaton, who caught just six passes for 64 yards in 2013. Pittsburgh has lost Mike Wallace, Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery over the past two years. They could use a huge target such as Benjamin to shore up their receiving corps.
I'm not sure "shore up" is necessarily the right phrase, especially considering Benjamin cannot be viewed as an immediate impact kind of player. He potentially could be a very good one, but he needs work.

He could get it in red zone packages in Pittsburgh, however, and he's still considered a dark horse for the Steelers pick at No. 15.