Now I know I may get flamed for this BUT... I've seen a lot of people listing a tall wide receiver option for Ben as a need for this team. While I think it would definitely be nice I think we have too many other needs and too much invested in Hines and Santonio to take a high draft pick or sign a big name FA which is why I think... MATT JONES might be a decent option.
I've read that he will probably be cut loose from Jacksonville after this season and I think he would come very very cheap. I know there has to be something that has kept him out of the game plan for the Jags but I also don't see us needing him like they did. The Jaguars spent a first rounder on him because they needed him to be their #1 guy... We don't. I think we're perfectly fine with Hines and Santonio.
Matt Jones is big and fast, which is what everyone around here seems to want. Nate has been decent as of late but he drops a lot, so I see Jones as a bigger, faster, Nate Washington (probably with less route running ability). But hey, I figure he'd be in there to stretch the field mostly anyway, and have someone to throw that corner fade to that our coaches seem to love... Now I like that play, just not to Hines, Santonio, or Nate since they're all 6 foot and under (although Hines' catch was a thing of beauty).
Another guy that is up for FA that I have always liked is Drew Carter from Carolina...6-3 speed guy with decent hands and great speed....reunite him with Holmes.
Ultimately...unless the Steelers get Matt Jones or Carter .....I would love for us to look at Adarius Bowman in round 1 of the draft but I see us going guard or somewhere on the online the first 2 maybe even 3 picks.
What do you guys think?