The 2015 NFL Draft will be getting underway in Chicago in a few more hours and Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette appears to have some inside information as far as the Pittsburgh Steelers plans go this weekend.
Dulac reportedly told David Todd of 970 ESPN Radio Thursday that he guarantees a wide receiver will be the first offensive player selected by the Steelers in this year’s draft. Dulac evidently didn’t predict a round that would happen in, however.
It’s been guaranteed to me by @gerrydulac that the first offensive player taken by #Steelers will be a WR.
— David Todd (@DavidMTodd) April 30, 2015
On paper, the Steelers appear to be set for the upcoming season at the wide receiver position with Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton, Martavis Bryant and Darrius Heyward-Bey all currently under contract.
The Steelers brought in several wide receivers for pre-draft visits over the course of the last month as Breshad Perriman, Jaelen Strong, Sammie Coates, Devin Gardner and Tyler Murphy were all brought to Pittsburgh. Gardner and Murphy, however, are both late round prospects who could possibly go undrafted. Additionally, the Steelers made sure to check in on DeVante Parker at his Pro Day.
If the Steelers do not draft a wide receiver in the first round, one would think that Dulac’s prediction would come true in rounds two through four.
Here is the audio from Todd’s interview with Dulac.