The Pittsburgh Steelers picked up two receivers in the 2017 NFL Draft.
The team picked up wide receiver Dwayne Allen (No. 32 overall) and cornerback Josh Boyce (No 30 overall).
The Steelers selected Allen at No. 32 in the draft.
Allen will play in the slot and should slot in well with veteran Antonio Brown and rookie first-rounder Marlon Brown, who has been on the field for the first time since he was drafted in 2017.
He’ll slot in with Brandon Browner, who is a very good receiver and could see plenty of snaps at the position.
Boyce, a free agent, had an up and down year in 2017 but will be able to make an impact this year.
He had two receptions for 13 yards in his rookie season.
He has had some struggles in the past, but the Steelers were able to add two more quality players to their receiving corps.
With the addition of Allen and Boyce to the wide receiver corps, the Steelers have added a few more receivers to the mix.
Allen is a dynamic player who should be able help out in the passing game, and he should provide the Steelers with an explosive weapon on the outside.
The Steelers have been missing a number of explosive plays from their receiving group, and Boy, who was a sixth round pick out of Florida State, should be a big part of that.
He should help out with the route-running and make plays after the catch.
Boy is a good ball catcher who is very good at taking on blockers and getting into the backfield, but he’s also an excellent route runner.
Boy will give the Steelers more explosive options at the wideout position and the team could use some more explosive plays at the cornerback position.
The addition of Boyce should make the Steelers explosive in the red zone.
He could make a big impact on special teams and should help keep the defense honest.
The Pittsburgh secondary struggled a bit last year, and they’ll have a lot of work to do this offseason to get back to where they were.
Boy should help in the secondary, especially if the team can find an immediate replacement at cornerback.