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

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Tim Tebow ‘looked like he belonged’ at Jacksonville Jaguars minicamp


Issues centering all around Tim Tebow and the probability he tends to make Jacksonville’s 53-man roster continue to be. But all those pondering if he can transition to a new situation in the NFL may well no lengthier have a leg to stand on in accordance to a person league insider, who has viewed the previous quarterback up near all through Jaguars minicamp.


“I was not confident what to count on the initial time I noticed him doing work out at tight finish, but he didn’t search out of location,” ESPN Jaguars reporter Mike DiRocco reported Monday on Get Up. “He appeared like he belonged. His fundamentals need work and his footwork is a small bit slow and he’s receiving some coaching after each drill there, but if persons were anticipating him to glimpse like he did not know what he was doing, that is not the scenario.


“Now exactly where does he match in in phrases of his purpose? I requested City Meyer that a pair of months back and he said they’re just trying to get as a result of OTAs and minicamp. When they get to instruction camp, (that’s) when they’ll determine out what his role is heading to be, whether or not which is a classic restricted conclude or a male who is utilised in a gadget job.”


Meyer has explained on the record that Tebow provides a powerful chief to his locker area and his signing revolved all-around one particular key

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