Tim Benz: In spite of crowded depth chart, off-the-radar receivers drawing praise at Steelers education camp
If there is a single place in which the Steelers have depth — and it truly may possibly be just just one placement — it is wide receiver.
Well, when people receivers keep onto the ball anyway.
The 2020 problem of drops apart, the Steelers can boast 4 huge receivers who feel to have at minimum some amount of draft pedigree or NFL results.
JuJu Smith-Schuster manufactured the Pro Bowl in 2018. Diontae Johnson (2019) and Chase Claypool (2020) had spectacular times as rookies. And James Washington led the crew in yards (735) and yards for each catch (16.7) and was tied with Johnson for the guide in 1st downs (31) during the quarterback-depleted time of 2019.
Toss in Ray-Ray McCloud as a return gentleman and gadget man alongside with restricted finishes Eric Ebron and rookie Pat Freiermuth, and it seems as if quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is in pretty great condition when it comes to choices catching the ball.
Yet again, the operative term is “catching.” Let’s just hope final yr was a fluke in conditions of the group primary the NFL in fall proportion.
That reported, it’s likely to be a minor more difficult to establish this year’s “Mr. August” or “camp darling.” Generally, that designation is slapped on a previously unknown player who flashes in the initial couple of months of education camp, documents a excellent preseason opener and then turns into a supporter and media “must keep” on the 53-male roster.
Often, it is anyone who