Martavis Bryant: JuJu Smith-Schuster replaces Sammie Coates, not me

Martavis Bryant: JuJu Smith-Schuster replaces Sammie Coates, not me

Despite his youth, he brings plenty of experience, playing in 40 games in three seasons at USC. I hope the guys that we play against are sentimental because he is going to share some sentiments with them.

-He has size (6-foot-1, 215 pounds) and puts it to good use making combative catches on 50-50 balls. Obviously, the potential is there for Everett to shine in McVay's offense as a rookie, but to see the Rams pass on two wide receivers in the first round in Smith-Schuster and Zay Jones (Bills used No. 44 pick to select) is a little frustrating for a team that now has Tavon Austin and Robert Woods as their top two options at the moment.

"I think we're trying to find the good players all the time to create competition", offensive coordinator Todd Haley said Friday.

But Nawrocki did add that, "It usually comes across constructively".

Wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster became the second USC player selected in the 2017 NFL Draft on Friday, as the Pittsburgh Steelers took last season's leading Trojan pass catcher in the second round - No. 62 overall.

Fantasy Impact Smith-Schuster joins the most talented wide receiving corps in the National Football League, with both Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant already in the starting lineup.

-Smith-Schuster has been compared by scouts and analysts to Hines Ward and Anquan Bolden because of the physical, competitive, passionate and emotional components of Smith-Schuster's game.

Smith-Schuster watched the draft at a resort in Newport Beach close to the ocean, and he went for a celebratory bath in the water shortly after the pick was announced, joined by several younger siblings and cousins, who splashed in the water and chanted, "Steelers!".

The back-and-forth was short-lived, at least on Twitter, but Mike Tomlin noticed.

Smith-Schuster was the first receiver from USC the Steelers have taken in the first two rounds since franchise legend Lynn Swann. The tweets were subsequently deleted.

Coates, a third-round pick in 2015, served as the Steelers' depth threat while Bryant was suspended but struggled late in the year while battling injuries.

Sutton, a four-year starter, holds the record at Tennessee with 37 pass breakups and also had seven career interceptions.

This is the highest the Steelers have taken a receiver in the draft since picking Limas Sweed in the second round in 2008. Pittsburgh took Wisconsin linebacker T.J. Watt in the first round on Thursday.



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