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Many NFL Draft Analysts say the 2021 Wide Receiver Draft Class could be Deeper than 2020's Class


The Pittsburgh Steelers will be limping into the 2021 NFL draft with many positions of need. They need a running back, offensive linemen, inside linebacker, outside linebacker, cornerback, and quarterback. The Steelers look great in regards to the wide receiver position, but there is a chance the Steelers could draft another wide receiver in the 2021 NFL draft.


You might be asking why in the world would the Steelers need to draft another wide receiver? It seems the 2021 NFL draft is loaded with wide receiver talent and many NFL analysts feel this year's draft is deeper than last season's draft.


Daniel Jeremiah on the 2021 Wide Receiver Class: “If you’re looking for a wide receiver, there are a ton of them,” NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah said. “It’s a really good group.”


Mel Kiper on the 2021 Wide Receiver Class: “We were talking not long ago that college football wasn’t producing wide receivers,” Kiper said. “Now, this year, we have an incredible group where 40 wide receivers have a chance to get drafted. There could be 14-15 in the first two-plus rounds."


Obviously, the Steelers will not get Ja’Marr Chase, Jaylen Waddle, and DeVonta Smith. Many draft analysts have all three going early in the first round of the draft, but it should be wide open for the rest of the draft. The Steelers have shown interest in Auburn's WR Anthony Schwartz, but that was before JuJu Smith-Schuster decided to stay in Pittsburgh.


Knowing Kevin Colbert he loves his track stars so it would not be surprising if they take a deep look at Schwartz on draft day. I would expect the Steelers to be tempted to add another young wide receiver in the 2021 NFL draft. So don't be surprised if they end up doing that, but I think it should be in the later rounds if they decide to.