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Steelers News: At the Scouting Combine the Steelers will see a very deep receiving class

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The Pittsburgh Steelers 2019 season is officially over. After finishing the year 8-8, the Steelers, and their vast fan base, has another long offseason awaiting them. Just because the games are done doesn’t mean we stop providing you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over throughout the offseason!

Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at how the Steelers will have a very good wide receiver draft class to watch at the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine this week.

Let’s get to the news:

  • The Steelers need wide receiver help, and it looks as if they will see plenty of that in a very deep receiving class at the combine.

Steelers will encounter deep wide receiver class at NFL Scouting Combine

By: Joe Rutter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

After a three-year run of using a high-round pick on a wide receiver, the Pittsburgh Steelers entered another offseason in which a talented pass catcher may be too good to pass up early in the NFL Draft.

When general manager Kevin Colbert, coach Mike Tomlin and their staffs head to Indianapolis this week for the annual NFL Scouting Combine, they will encounter a group of wide receivers that features quantity as well as quality.

Draft experts are near unanimous in their belief the deepest group of players among the skill positions – if not the entire class – is at wide receiver.

ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. projects 25 receivers will be drafted in the first three-and-a-half rounds, with perhaps 14 of them going in the first and second rounds.

“It may be historic,” Kiper said.

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  • The NFL Scouting Combine is going to prime time television.

Combine is going primetime

By: Teresa Varley, Steelers.com

Who will stand out this year? Who will make a sudden impression? And what will we learn when the NFL Scouting Combine descends upon Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis Feb. 23-March 1?

Over 300 players will take part in what is football’s biggest job interview, participating in an array of activities, including on-field workouts, medical testing, interviews with teams, and media interviews.

This year the Combine is going primetime for the first time ever, with all of the drills on NFL Network from Feb. 27-March 1.

2020 NFL Scouting Combine television schedule:

• Thursday, February 27th (4-11 p.m. ET on NFL Network) - Tight Ends, Quarterback, Receivers

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  • Who the Steelers should be targeting in the combine this week.

Going on the offensive: Who should the Steelers scout at the NFL combine?

By: ESPN Staff Writers

With a tight cap situation and $33.5 million tied up in Ben Roethlisberger’s 2020 salary, the Pittsburgh Steelers will have to acquire most of their talent for the upcoming season through the draft.

Adding to the difficulty of that task is the lack of a first-round pick, traded away to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for safety Minkah Fitzpatrick.

It was a smart trade for the Steelers, grabbing a Pro Bowl safety in exchange for the No. 18 overall pick, but, barring a trade back into the first round, it means things in Pittsburgh will likely be pretty quiet on the first day of the draft.

Assuming they stand pat, the Steelers aren’t slated to make their first selection until the second day with the No. 49 overall pick, coming midway through the second round.

That means the first wave of ultra-talented prospects will be off the board by the time the Steelers make their first selection. Pittsburgh has had recent success with mid-round picks, adding players like receivers Antonio Brown (No. 195 overall) JuJu Smith-Schuster (No. 62) and Emmanuel Sanders (No. 82), defensive lineman Javon Hargrave (No. 89), and running back James Conner (No. 105).

The defense was stout last season, meaning much of the early draft should be focused on the offense.

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