Carter’s Classroom draft profile: Michael Roberts, tight end


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Michael Roberts. - AP

One of the positions the Steelers probably won't pay much attention to in this draft class is tight end. They've invested a chunk of money into Ladarius Green, and seem comfortable with Jesse James' progression while Xavier Grimble shows flashes of potential as the third option.

But the biggest criticism that anyone can point out about this group is none of them are premier blocking tight ends. That was a luxury the Steelers had for a decade with Heath Miller, and have had to resort to creative alternatives like using offensive tackle Chris Hubbard as a sixth lineman to help seal the edge on running plays.

While the Steelers have plenty of concerns that they will want to address in this draft, this need won't be one that they look to in the earlier rounds. This means that we should look to the later prospects that could go after the third round.

That leads us to Toledo's Michael Roberts, who led all tight ends in the NCAA in receiving touchdowns with 16 in 2016.

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