Carter’s Classroom: Jump balls for Juju Smith-Schuster

Juju Smith-Schuster of USC - AP

The departure of Markus Wheaton in the offseason left the Steelers' wide receiver corps in a position of intrigue, especially when the team learned that Martavis Bryant would be reinstated for the 2017 season.

While Antonio Brown and Bryant were the two clear frontrunners of the group, behind them were the undrafted talents of Eli Rogers and Cobi Hamilton, the still developing Sammie Coates and DeMarcus Ayers, and the proven speedster Darrius Heyward-Bey along with the newly signed Justin Hunter. 

Eight receivers with three players in Brown, Bryant and Rogers that would presumably be the top three in the depth chart, but lots of questions afterwards. If the Steelers had a run of injuries like last year at the position, Ben Roethlisberger could again be left with only one dependable receiving option and a few less threatening players.

Enter Juju Smith-Schuster:

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