Two days of the 2014 NFL Draft are in the books and still no wide receiver or cornerback selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers, positions every expert thought they desperately needed.
They even ignored a receiver to select offensive player Dri Archer. Yes, instead of a receiver [or corner], the Steelers used a third-round draft pick on a 5’7” 180 pound scat back/kick returner from Kent State.
So we were wrong.
What this all says is the Steelers must really like their third-round pick from 2013, Markus Wheaton.
Wheaton is the likely starter to replace Emmanuel Sanders. They also quietly added two free agents, Lance Moore and Darrius Heyward-Bey, whose odds to making a significant roster contribution just went significantly up. They also still have Justin Brown (2013 6th-rounder) and Derek Moye.
The Steelers still have six picks left in Day 3 to add young talent.
Perhaps the Steelers will snag WR Quincy Enunwa from Nebraska who was projected to be a late round pick but rising. He is one of the strongest receivers in the draft with size and speed. He clocked a 4.45 in the 40, which perked interest around the league. Enuwa is also a willing blocker.
His deficiencies are listed as losing ball focus and unpolished as a route-runner.
Comparison: Former Cardinals and Ohio State Buckeye WR David Boston before the protein shake addiction.
Where else could the Steelers turn?
Here’s a quick look at some targets for Rounds 4 and 5.
Steelers Shortlist for Round 4-5:
OLB Carl Bradford