While some may disagree, the Pittsburgh Steelers are always looking to add wide receivers to their team. The 2017 NFL Draft was a perfect example of this with the team taking JuJu Smith-Schuster in the second round, when no one expected it.
The team will have Smith-Schuster, Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant all back in 2018, and the need to add depth at the position is there. Will they draft a receiver in the second round again? Never say never, but I would bet against it. It seems more likely the team will be targeting a pass catcher in the mid-to-late rounds in hopes of finding yet another gem at the position.
Recently, the Steelers’ scouting department was in Ohio for the University of Cincinnati’s Pro Day, and they were taking a solid look at receiver Devin Gray.
Receiver Devin Gray timed 4.42s in the forty, 3.98s in the short shuttle, 6.92s 3 cone while touching 36 inches in the vertical jump. Over the past two days he met with the Pittsburgh Steelers, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers.
Gray is a 6-foot tall, 177-pound receiver whose draft stock was high entering his senior season, but due to an unstable quarterback situation, and streaky play, he has gone from a projected mid-round pick to possibly being a sixth round selection, or even an undrafted signing.
We stamped receiver Devin Gray with a sixth-round grade, and the senior is well thought of in the scouting community. Gray is a solid athlete who plays fast and catches the ball well. Though he does not stand out in any aspect of the position, Gray is reliable and could catch on as a fourth receiver in the NFL.
Either way, fans shouldn’t be stunned to see the Steelers never closing the door on wide receivers. They have proven to be an organization who can draft receivers with the best of them.
Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest on the Steelers’ prospects, their Pro Day visits and more leading up to the 2018 NFL Draft.