INDIANAPOLIS — The Pittsburgh Steelers have met with Penn State wide receiver Jahan Dotson, he confirmed on Wednesday at the 2022 NFL Combine.
Dotson is a 5-foot-11, 183-pound receiver from Nazareth, Pa. In four seasons with the Lions, he caught 183 passes for 2,757 yards and 25 touchdowns.
After deciding to return for his senior season in 2021, Dotson improved his draft stock by posting a career-best year. He caught 91 passes for 1,182 yards and hauled in 12 touchdowns as a huge part of the Penn State offense this past season.
Dotson’s average draft position according to the NFL Mock Draft database is 30, which would put him in line to be available when the Steelers pick late in the first round at No. 20.
The Steelers have significant needs at wide receiver, as starting slot JuJu Smith-Schuster and backups James Washington and Ray-Ray McCloud are all unrestricted free agents.
There are currently two former Nittany Lions on the Steelers, tight end Pat Freiermuth, who was drafted in the second round in 2021, and inside linebacker Marcus Allen, who was drafted in the fifth round in 2018.