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Steelers reportedly set to bring in Penn WR Justin Watson for pre-draft visit

Whether you agree with the Steelers drafting a wide receiver or not, the team is doing their homework on several players before the draft.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are a team in search of a wide receiver, and while many believe this is unnecessary, the team’s intentions this offseason might say otherwise.

The Steelers have been scouting a number of receivers, and have reportedly met with several pass catchers who could be targeted during the 2018 NFL Draft. One of those prospects the team is going to bring in for a pre-draft visit is Penn’s Justin Watson.

This news comes from Tony Pauline of Draft Analyst and he had this to say when describing Watson as a player, but also how he did at Penn’s Prp Day:

Two dozen teams were on hand to watch Penn receiver Justin Watson work out, and the small-school wideout did not disappoint.

Watson, who impressed scouts at the Shrine Game and participated in the Senior Bowl but did not receive a combine invitation, measured 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds. He completed 20 reps on the bench, touched 40 inches in the vertical jump and reached 10 feet in the broad jump.

His 40 time was a blistering 4.39.

Watson was known for his reliable hands coming into the workout and proved today that he has the athleticism for the next level.

Despite the fact the team has Antonio Brown, JuJu Smith-Schuster and Martavis Bryant on the current roster, there is no guaranteed lock at the 4th wide receiver position. The team wants to bring back Eli Rogers, who suffered a torn ACL in the playoff loss to the Jaguars last year, but an insurance policy would be welcomed.

How early will the Steelers target the position in the upcoming NFL Draft? Don’t be shocked if it isn’t as early as Day 2. The Steelers, possibly better than any other team in the NFL, know how to pick receivers, and fans should be just fine if the team adds yet another dynamic player to the roster heading into the 2018 regular season.

Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes regarding the black-and-gold this offseason.