Heading into the 2014 regular season, the Pittsburgh Steelers find themselves with much talent on their wide receiver roster. Here we will be taking an in depth look at all wideouts currently on the Steelers’ roster, and who could be receiving passes from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
Figured by many to be used as a utility player at running back, wide receiver and kick returner, Archer put all questions to rest when he officially confirmed he will be listed as a wide receiver by changing his number to 13, which cannot be held by a running back. With a 4.2 40 yard dash time 5’8″ height, he would serve well as a kick/punt returner as well as a slot receiver on offense.
The Pittsburgh Steelers’ undisputed number one receiver, Antonio enters his second year as the leader of the team’s receivers coming off an impressive 2013 campaign where he posted nearly 1,500 receiving yards and eight touchdowns. Brown, a sixth round NFL draft selection, is a testament to the fact that the Steelers do not need lavish first round receivers to build an offense, and are able to find talent in the deepest areas of the game.
Three years after selecting Antonio Brown in the sixth round of the draft, the Steelers took another receiver in the same round: Justin Brown. After a rocky preseason, Justin was placed on the Steelers’ practice squad for the duration of 2013. With the many uncertainties that Pittsburgh has at receiver, he has a chance to fight for a roster spot once again in 2014.
Many in Steeler Nation expected Pittsburgh to take a receiver early in the draft after losing starter Emmanuel Sander in free agency, but they would be kept in suspense until the Steelers selected Martavis Bryant in this year’s draft. Bryant is steadily becoming a fan favorite, no doubt because of his height and size, which served him well in his time at Clemson. He will no doubt be an interesting player to watch as the offseason unfolds in Pittsburgh.