2014 Draft

From Tall To Small; Steelers Met With Diminutive Oklahoma WR Jalen Saunders At Combine

While the Pittsburgh Steelers apparently met with several tall wide receivers while at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, they’re also meeting with small ones as well . Some real some ones at that.

According to the Dayton Daily News, Oklahoma diminutive wide receiver Jalen Saunders met with the Steelers while in Indianapolis.

Saunders, who measured in at just under 5’9″ tall over the weekend, ran a 4.44 40-yard dash. At 165 pounds, he was the second lightest receiver at the combine thanks to Baylor’s Tevin Reese only tipping the scales at 163 pounds.

Saunders, who transferred from Fresno State to Oklahoma in 2012, caught 61 passes for 729 yards and eight touchdowns last season and that included five catches for 75 yards and two touchdowns in the win over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl.

In addition to playing wide receiver, Saunders also returned 20 punts for 308 yads and two touchdowns for the Sooners with a long of 91.

Because of his size, Saunders mostly worked as a slot receiver in college. He also has an NFL bloodline as his uncle just happens to be Webster Slaughter, who was an All-Pro wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns.

Saunders figures be a day-three draftee in May, according to most projections.

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