Since the 2013 season ended, the Pittsburgh Steelers have been linked to a tall wide receiver when they are on the clock at No. 15 of the 2014 NFL Draft.
More specifically that tall wide receiver is Texas A&M’s Mike Evans.
There’s no doubting that Evans will fill a need with the Steelers and if he is somehow on the board when the Steelers are on the clock it will be very difficult to pass on him.
That’s something the Post-Gazette’s Gerry Dulac doesn’t see happening as he all but guarantees that the Steelers will select Evans if they get the opportunity.
Dulac wrote, in a chat on the Post-Gazette web site Wednesday,
I like Beckham as a receiver and think he would be a good fit for the Steelers. But, after talking with Lance Moore yesterday, I was reminded just how small the Steelers’ corps of receivers really is. If they are going to draft a wide receiver on the first round, they are going to draft a receiver who is unlike what they have — a tall one. Beckham is right around 6-feet, but that’s not what they are seeking. Believe me, if Mike Evans is available, they will draft him. But they do not expect him to be there at 15.
This is stating the obvious, but there is no need to worry if you are one that feels that the Steelers shouldn’t consider a wide receiver in the first round.
There is no chance that Evans will be around when the Steelers are on the clock and I highly doubt that Steelers’ general manager Kevin Colbert will look to move up in the draft to get him.
It also goes to show that the Steelers like the uniqueness of Evans’ size and skill set, which means they may not consider a wide receiver at No. 15 once Evans is off the board as most all of the rest of the class, while very talented, are smaller receivers and the Steelers have enough of them.
However it appears the Steelers love Evans and would love to see him in black and gold.
Unfortunately it has very little chance of happening.