Oct 12, 2013; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Odell Beckham (3) prior to a game against the Florida Gators at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Rumors: Pittsburgh Steelers could grab Odell Beckham Jr. in first round

It’s no secret that the Pittsburgh Steelers would love to get Ben Roethlisberger some help in next month’s NFL Draft, but just at what point in the process they want to address that need–as well as with whom–remains to be seen. But as NFL.com points out, grabbing the versatile LSU product Odell Beckham Jr. with their 15th overall pick might not be as big of a stretch as some think.

“Absolutely,” NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah said on Friday’s “Path to the Draft.” “He’s my third-rated wide receiver in this draft class behind Mike Evans and Sammy Watkins. (Beckham) is electric with the football in his hands. He gives you so much explosiveness. Plus, you have the added value of seeing what he can do in the return game.

The consensus the past few months is that both Evans and Watkins will be definitive top 10 picks, and then the class is wide open from there, and in recent workouts and meetings, Beckham has opened a lot of eyes and could bring some much-needed spice to the Pittsburgh offense.

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  • gdubb

    No way steelers already have a few wr like him already if evans is not available at 15 then go with a db

    • donjames911

      Uhhh, and who might that be???

      • gdubb

        Darqueze Dennard.Justin Gilbert to name a few

        • donjames911

          Umm, none of those guys are under contract. You might want to check your facts before embarrassing yourself again…

          • gdubb

            What’s embarrassing is you think that college players have contracts..get your facts right

          • gdubb

            What a REE REE

    • Printez O. Stroman

      That’s exactly what I’ve been saying. He may be the best WR when we’re up but that doesn’t mean we need him.

      • gdubb

        Exactly my point

  • Scott Barber Jr.

    They don’t have jack for wide receiver besides Antonio brown