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Pittsburgh Steelers Hype Up Rookie WR Martavis Bryant for 2014

Rachel Wold
Written by Rachel Wold

There is no doubt that Pittsburgh Steelers’ wide receiver Antonio Brown is the standout pass catcher for the team. However, the Steelers are hyped about their 2014 fourth-round pick Martavis Bryant when it comes to their no-huddle attack.

Steelers’ wide receiver’s coach Richard Mann had some positive insight to share regarding Bryant through the teams’s website (h/t NFL.com).

He’s a big guy, different from what we’ve had, as far as his length. We feel like we can utilize his talents in the red zone. He has a big reach. He has good speed. So we can use him in various ways, as far as cleaning things out. He’s also a deep threat. He does have the speed.

According to Bob McGinn from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, NFL scouts described the 6’5″ Bryant as having a “Randy Moss-type build” with better speed on the field than first-round pick Sammy Watkins.

If you think about it, the Steelers have a pretty loaded receiving unit with the versatility of the former Saints wideout Lance Moore, second-year player Markus Wheaton, Brown and Bryant.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger should be in quite capable hands for 2014.

Photo: Pittsburgh Post Gazette

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Rachel Wold

Rachel Wold

Rachel is a football lover of both the NFL and Fantasy and creator of Fantasyfootballchick.com. When she is not vacationing in Miami or Vegas, she is an NFL writer at Sportsnaut and a fantasy contributor at eDraft.com. Rachel's articles are also featured on Yardbarker, MSN and Fox Sports.

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