The departure of Markus Wheaton changes the dynamic of the receiving corps for the Steelers. They had a solid one-two punch with Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant ready for the 2017 season, but questions as to the effectiveness of Sammie Coates, whether Eli Rogers can continue to develop and if Cobi Hamilton or DeMarcus Ayers could develop into the third or fourth option on the team.
Rogers was a solid fill-in for the slot on offense. While he wasn't a blazer with speed, he ran sharp routes and made decent catches over the middle to become a solid underneath option for Ben Roethlisberger.
The Steelers hit a wall in the playoffs when the Patriots schemed to focus on Brown and Roethlisberger could not find a strong connection with his other options on the field. While Bryant and Wheaton were unavailable, Rogers was not able to gain enough separation at times and Coates' hand injuries limited his ability to catch the ball.
Considering the bad luck with injuries the team has had the past several seasons in the playoffs, an investment at a playmaker at wide receiver is not out of the question.
However, with the solid talent the Steelers do have at wide receiver and the dire needs on defense, it would make sense to skip over any talent that would be available in the first round.
That takes us down the list of prospects to study our first player from one of the college teams we cover, with Chris Godwin from Penn State: