The Steelers have met with West Virginia receivers Gary Jennings and David Sills, per a report from NFL Network’s Aditi Kinkhabwala. Both Mike Tomlin and Kevin Colbert attended WVU’s Pro Day on Thursday, taking in the best of what NFL hopefuls had in Morgantown, WV.
Jennings and Sills finished their careers as one of the best receiving duos in recent memory for the school, combining for nearly 4,400 yards and 52 scores during their careers.
#Steelers GM Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin are here at @WVUfootball Pro Day. Standing next to them are WRs Gary Jennings and David Sills. You know who has a knack for finding mid round gems at that position? (📸 via producer extraordinaire @APGroover) pic.twitter.com/JRF4E6LNro
— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) March 21, 2019
After the departure of Antonio Brown, the wide receiver position has been a hot topic around the Steelers. Despite signing Donte Moncrief via free agency, many expect the Steelers to select a pass-catcher with one of ten current selections in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Both Jennings and Sills impressed scouts at the Senior Bowl back in January, as both are projected to be day three picks (rounds 4-7) in the upcoming draft. Click here to watch Sills speak at the NFL Combine.
The Steelers have been doing their due diligence of homework at the receiving position before draft day, meeting with the likes of Marquise Brown to D.K. Metcalf, and a herd of other players at the position as well.
More work will need to be done before the Steelers step to the podium just five weeks from now, but the Steelers have shown a desire to draft a receiver and the fit could possibly come from just down the highway.