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Steelers select USC wide receiver in second round

Steelers select USC wide receiver in second round

Instead, he said it was Sammie Coates who needed to watch out.

After a strong freshman campaign, Smith-Schuster emerged as USC's primary target in 2015, catching 89 balls for 1,454 yards, which led the Pac-12, and 10 touchdowns. Schuster-Smith is tall and can get downfield.

Smith-Schuster returned some kickoffs in college but said he has not returned punts since high school.

From the perspective of the Steelers, this move gives Ben Roethlisberger another reliable option to work with in the passing game after Smith-Schuster found the end zone 20 times during his final two seasons at USC.

Steelers president Art Rooney II said earlier this year that the team could not count on Bryant, who missed all of last season under suspension for violating the National Football League drug policy. Finally, coach Mike Tomlin, a man who's social media posts are rarer than Haley's Comet, intervened with a "Play nice, boys" tweet.




In the hands of Steelers wide receivers, well, let's just say it's not been a very bright idea. Smith-Schuster is a wide receiver, meaning Pittsburgh will have extra competition at the spot.

Sutton had seven interceptions in four years with the Volunteers.

Smith-Schuster said he was surprised when he heard the Steelers drafted him because they had not spoken to him other than a 15-minute "speed dating session" (as Smith-Schuster called it Friday).

The Pittsburgh Steelers chose three new teammates Friday night, including University of Pittsburgh James Conner.

Either way, consider this wealth of playmakers for the Steelers' high-powered attack in 2017 training camp: Antonio Brown, Le'Veon Bell, Martavis Bryant, Ladarius Green, Smith-Schuster, Eli Rogers, Conner, Sammie Coates, Justin Hunter, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Cobi Hamilton.

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