It appears that Steelers fans will get to see more of the 2014 draft class than they thought against the Houston Texans.
According to Lisa Salters of ESPN and Adam Schefter who shared Salter's report on Twitter, rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant will get a hat for the first time in 2014, Monday night.
Steelers rookie WR Martavis Bryant is expected to see his first NFL action tonight vs. Houston, per @saltersl— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 20, 2014
Many analysts said that if Bryant had stayed at Clemson a year longer, he quite possibly could have been a first-round pick. But the Steelers took Bryant in the fourth round of the 2014 draft to add height and size to a relatively small receiving corps.
Bryant had injury issues to start out the season, but after he became healthy, Bryant still didn't suit up for the Steelers, as he rode the inactive list as a healthy scratch. But with the red-zone issues the Steelers suffered in the first six weeks of the season, the 6-foot-5 receiver could play a big part in helping to turn around the poor start.
Bryant struggled in the preseason with several mental mistakes and poor performances on special teams. But in his first game action against the Houston Texans, Bryant has the chance to redeem himself.