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    ESPN calls WR the Steelers' biggest remaining roster hole

    Despite having the most active offseason in recent memory, the work isn’t done for the Pittsburgh Steelers. They doubled up on multiple positions of need between free agency and the draft, leaving some holes on the current roster. Which roster hole is the worst? According to Football Outsiders via ESPN, it is still wide receiver.

    Here’s what they had to say about the state of the wide receiver position after signing Donte Moncrief and drafting Diontae Johnson.


    The Steelers have effectively managed the downside of Ben Roethlisberger’s career by having enough great receivers to make life easy for him. With Antonio Brown gone, we’re no longer sure that will be the case. They do have options outside of JuJu Smith-Schuster, but none of the options are proven. James Washington’s first year produced a minus-25.1% DVOA even with Brown and Smith-Schuster as cover, and Ryan Switzer was at minus-11.1% DVOA despite an 82 percent catch rate. Third-round pick Diontae Johnson is a credible stab at solving the situation — he’s explosive — and the Steelers have shown incredible skill when drafting wideouts later in the draft. But still, they’re going to need someone to show that skill off instantly.

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    Re: ESPN calls WR the Steelers' biggest remaining roster hole

    ......and when exactly was AB drafted.

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    Re: ESPN calls WR the Steelers' biggest remaining roster hole

    Ahead of safety and olb?

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    Re: ESPN calls WR the Steelers' biggest remaining roster hole

    Quote Originally Posted by st33lersguy View Post
    Ahead of safety and olb?
    Some always focus on the players that a team has lost (like the steelers with AB) instead of focusing on the players that a team has ...

    I mean, I understand that our WRs may be a question mark, but I do not think this group will be bad as it was in 2016 after AB.At least this group have potential, which was not the case in 2016 with Ayers or Hamilton

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    Re: ESPN calls WR the Steelers' biggest remaining roster hole

    LMAO @ESPN

    they are fools ...

    last year at this time it was not considered a weak spot ...

    what has happened since ?

    AB gone .....

    in walks Donte Moncrief who has had good success with lesser QBs throwing him the ball ( a star this year mark my words )

    a rookie drafted in middle rounds that spider graph wise matches AB pretty well

    James Washington with a year under his belt and knows what to expect in year 2

    if you ask me stronger unit potential top to bottom than last year
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    Re: ESPN calls WR the Steelers' biggest remaining roster hole

    Not forcing the ball to AB for political reasons might improve things too.
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