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Locked On Steelers: Could Roman Wilson Be Best Steelers Rookie?

Locked On Steelers Podcast: Could third-round WR Roman Wilson have the biggest impact out of the Steelers rookie class?



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Michigan WR Roman Wilson during the Wolverines’ week 8 game against Michigan State at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Mich. on Oct. 21, 2023. -- Luke Hales / University of Michigan Photography

Roman Wilson was the team’s third-round pick, but based on his opportunity in a very thin Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers room, he could end up making the biggest impact of the team’s NFL Draft Class of 2024 haul.

Wilson started out in the slot during the team’s rookie minicamp last weekend, and that’s where he’s most likely to play this season, but with just Van Jefferson, Quez Watkins and Calvin Austin III around him in the wide receivers room right now, Wilson could be the team’s No. 2 receiving target, even if he’s playing as a slot receiver.

Alan Saunders joined Chris Carter on the Locked On Podcast to discuss how Wilson could break out with the Steelers. Plus, they talked about how new cornerback Anthony Averett fits into the defense, how much of an option undrafted rookie Beanie Bishop could be as a slot cornerback and  whether the team will add more to that position between now and the start of the 2024 season.

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Edward Carmichael
Edward Carmichael
May 14, 2024 10:36 am

as a true Steelers fan, I believe it’s time to get younger, faster, quicker and starting rookies so I feel that rookie wide receiver Roman Wilson will become a factor in the 2024 season and also wide receiver shuold also get more passes thrown to him also and I would also bring back wide receiver Haheem Butler from the U.F.L. St. Louis Battlehawks

May 14, 2024 2:25 pm

Sure seemed like Michigan used Wilson quite a bit as a deep target to keep the Safety and CB’s away from the RB. Wilson has better hands than Austin and DJ, very few drops. Fautanu and Frazier will be great but the story in the media will be the three Wilson’s.