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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