NFL Draft rumors: Steelers to target tall wide receivers

Aug 29, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; A Pittsburgh Steelers helmet lays on the sidelines during the first quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

In the past, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has not been shy about his desire to have the team add a tall wide receiver on the outside for redzone opportunities and to go along with speedster Antonio Brown.

The Steelers have tried and failed with previous experiments like Limas Sweed, but they hope to bring in a young, tall receiver in the early rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft according to reports.

Longtime Steelers writer Gerry Dulac recently said that the Steelers informed Roethlisberger of their plans to draft a tall receiver in the first two rounds, so the question will now be ‘what receiver are they targeting?’

If Pittsburgh wants to secure one of the top talents in the 2014 draft class, you would have to imagine Texas A&M star Mike Evans would be near the top of their draft board.

Evans was dominant in college football last season, so if he can bring that talent to the Steelers offense to go along with Brown and Markus Wheaton, the Steelers receiving corp could be shaping up nicely.

Topics: 2014 NFL Draft, NFL Draft, Pittsburgh Steelers

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