The Pittsburgh Steelers are showing a lot of interest in former Oklahoma wide receiver Sherling Shepard in the draft and are bringing him in for a visit.
Pittsburgh did not anticipate going into the draft looking to add a receiver, but after Martavis Bryant's year-long suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy, they are looking to add depth to the position. Markus Wheaton is expected to move into Bryant's spot on the outside, leaving the need for a slot receiver.
Enter Shepard, who was one of the elite receivers in college football each of the last two years. He caught 86 passes for 1,288 yards and 11 touchdowns last season for the Sooners.
Though he played on the outside at Oklahoma, the 5'10", 195-pounder has the perfect skill set for the slot. On top of having excellent speed and quickness (4.48 40-yard dash), he's a superb route-runner with sure hands and excellent awareness.
Shepard is projected to be a third-round pick.Back to the Pittsburgh Steelers Newsfeed