Carter’s Classroom: Big plays separate Washington


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James Washington, Oklahoma State. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

For the second consecutive year, the Steelers have used a second-round pick to add a wide receiver in the NFL Draft. Last year, that player was JuJu Smith-Schuster, who broke out for 917 yards.

This year, it's James Washington of Oklahoma State. Washington boasted huge numbers in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons, including touchdown totals of 10, 10 and 13, and yardage of 1,087, 1,380 and 1,549. Each year featured highlights of him making big plays deep down the field by getting behind secondaries and winning jump balls.

We take a look at his college tape to show what the Steelers saw in Washington that separated him from the rest of this receiving class:

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