The Pittsburgh Steelers could be looking to give Ben Roethlisberger a new weapon to work with in the passing game after bringing in former Ole Miss Rebels wide receiver Donte Moncrief in for a visit today.
Pre-draft visits today for @Steelers: WR Donte Moncrief from Mississippi; RB Lache Seastrunk from Baylor
— Bob Labriola (@BobLabriola) April 1, 2014
After losing Emmanuel Sanders to the Denver Broncos in free agency, the Steelers could use a big target that Moncrief would provide at 6-3, 226-pounds to complement smaller receivers like Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton.
The former Rebel put on a show at February’s combine when he ran the third fastest 40 among receivers with a blazing 4.4 and complemented that with a 39.5-inch vertical jump and an 11-foot broad jump, the best of all receivers.
Moncrief finished seventh in the SEC last season with 59 receptions and fifth in the conference with 938 yards. He also added six touchdowns.
If the Steelers pass on a receiver in the first round, most likely for a defensive player, Moncrief would make a lot of sense in the middle of the second round for Pittsburgh.