Throughout the offseason, there have been multiple reports about Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant that relate to his training regimen as he looks to break out in 2015 and improve upon his rookie performance. Bryant talked to the media Monday morning and updated the results of his offseason conditioning program.
According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, Bryant, who did a lot of his training in California, says he’s put on 20 pounds since last season ended. He indicated that he now weighs 225-pounds with only 4 percent of that being body fat.
Martavis Bryant says he's gained 20 pounds, up to 225 with 4 percent body fat.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) July 27, 2015
Bryant, who was drafted last year in the fourth-round by the Steelers out of Clemson, reportedly weighed 211 pounds during the 2014 NFL Combine, so he must have lost some weight during his rookie season judging by his latest update.
If that isn’t encouraging news, I don’t know what is and like the rest of you, I can’t wait to see him in action again once the preseason gets underway.
Bryant showed last season in the 11 games that he played in that he has an enormous ceiling that he’s yet to scratch the surface of. Now that he has a full NFL season under his belt, the young receiver should be able to improve his route running in year two along with his understanding of the offense.
Last season, Bryant caught 26 passes for 549 yards and 8 touchdowns after failing to see the field in the team’s first six games. This year, he should be able to double his receptions and yardage while adding several more touchdowns. He is expected to see more snaps in two wide receiver sets in 2015 and could become one of the best deep threats in the league.