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2015 NFL Draft: Steelers to visit with Auburn WR Sammie Coates

As the Steelers continue to meet with potential draft picks, the next on the list is Auburn WR Sammie Coates.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers continue their search for potential prospects for the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft, and the search continues as the team is reportedly meeting with Auburn WR Sammie Coates.

Coates is drawing comparisons to current Steelers' WR Martavis Bryant for his size (6-foot 1-inches), speed (4.43 40-yard dash) and athleticism. Although, the comparisons don't stop there. Just as Bryant was tagged as 'raw' coming out of Clemson in the 2014 draft, Coates is being labeled with the same title.

Coates had tremendous numbers with Auburn as he capped off his career with a 20.9 yards-per-reception average and was named to the second team All-SEC team in 2014. Although he has the intangibles to be a great player at the NFL level, some have talked about Coates' attitude as a detriment for his draft stock.

Experts predict Coates to be an early round selection, and as the Steelers look to bolster their WR depth behind Antonio BrownMarkus Wheaton and Bryant, Coates could be someone on their radar, but as you can see per Aaron Wilson, the Steelers aren't the only team interested in his services.