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Film Room: Roman Wilson Adds Speed to Steelers Offense

The Pittsburgh Steelers added a serious need for speed by adding Michigan wide receiver Roman Wilson to the room.



Roman Wilson
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Roman Wilson

Heading into the NFL Draft, it was painfully obvious that the Pittsburgh Steelers needed to add another playmaker to the mix on offense. The result was selecting Roman Wilson out of Michigan in the third round with the 84th overall selection. After a breakout senior season which concluded with a national championship ring, Wilson continued his rise through the pre-draft process with a very solid performance at the Senior Bowl before blazing a 4.39 40-yard dash time at the NFL Combine.

SN analyst Derrick Bell breaks down his Wilson’s game: his skill set, the fit within Arthur Smith’s offensive scheme and areas which are still in need of development. He profiles as an early contributor and complimentary piece with plenty of room to grow. The encouraging part about his profile is the intangible factor that Mike Tomlin and the rest of the Steelers staff are assuredly excited about.

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May 7, 2024 10:21 pm

Nice job as always Derrick! Smith will utilize similar motion strategy to allow a free release for Wilson. Give him a year or two learning the trade and his route running will improve exponentially. Tomlin sees the rawness to that part of his game and eluded to the work needed in camp during his draft call. I think we all agree that Roman Wilson has the right attitude to embrace taking his game to another level.