Our own Ktrain has come up with some sleeper picks that may be flying under the radar of the main stream draft talk these days. You never know who is on the Steelers war room draft board but every team always has a deep list of available players at every position. A run on receivers or cornerbacks for example, could come at any time and you need to know who’s available after the popular choices are off the board. Guys like this then become more of a hot commodity as teams scramble to fill holes after “their guys” are taken by someone else.
Each of the players listed below could fill a need mostly in the mid to later rounds; and with some work could be a diamond in the rough. These guys aren’t the ones that usually get invites to the combine, nor are they the center of attention at their school’s pro days but NFL scouts and GM’s are always on the lookout for them.
T.Y Hilton WR Florida International
Explosive WR, really could stretch the filed and add depth to the WRs. Would likely take over KR/PR from day one with Antonio Brown being a starter and Emmanuel Sanders injury issues.
Amini Silatolu G Midwestern St
Nasty guard from a smaller school, his tape has him stonewalling and putting defenders on their tails. Might be poor competition but if you are going to play O-Line against bad players, destroying those bad players is what is going to get you noticed.
Hebron Fangupu NT BYU
Probably the only non Poe/Ta’amu/Chapman NT I’dd be “ok” with this year. He needs some work but could fill in as a space eater quickly. Was a JUCO transfer to BYU but looks pretty legit.
Trenton Robinson FS Michigan St
They visited and like what they saw….on the smaller side but could play FS, ND, DB. Plays bigger than his is and has the closing speed that Ryan Clark lacks.
Jeff Fuller WR Texas A&M
Marvin Mcnutt WR Iowa
Nick Toon WR Wisconsin
Brian Quick WR Appalacian State
All 4 of these guys are big, physical WRs….I expect them to target guys like this if they are going to go WR in the first 3-4 rounds which is very possible since Ben likes bigger guys and they seem to think Cotchery is expendable with their lack of urgency resigning him or ability to do so.
BJ Coleman QB Chatanooga
Coleman is very possible in the later rounds IMO, we need a legit backup…Dixon isn’t it, Batch is elderly, and Leftwich looks to be on his way out