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Pittsburgh Steelers Sign Fourth Round Pick Martavis Bryant to a Four-Year Contract

June 9th, 2014 at 10:58 PM
By Mark Mihalko

The Pittsburgh Steelers were back at OTAs on Monday, however they focused on team building instead of drills by venturing to Dan & Busters for an afternoon of fun and bonding. One player that was celebrating was rookie fourth round pick wide receiver Martavis Bryant, who inked his four-year deal during the day.

'2008 Clemson Football, Clemson, SC' photo (c) 2008, Mike Burton - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/
Bryant has the potential to be a tremendous addition to the Steelers offense giving them the size they covet outside, along with the speed (4.39 40-yard dash) to take the top off the defense. A long strider, he has a deceptive mixture of deep speed and quickness off the line.

Not overly experienced, with only one-year of starting experience at Clemson, playing behind first-round wide outs Sammy Watkins and DeAndre Hopkins (Houston Texans – 2013) and is still refining his route running abilities. At this point, he is more of a deep threat than well-rounded receiver. Solid athleticism with somewhat inconsistent hands, he suffers from too many focus drops and must improve that part of his game. He could also stand to get in the weight room and add some physicality to his 6-4, 212-pound frame

With Bryant in the fold, only defensive end Stephon Tuitt and running back/wide receiver Dri Archer remain unsigned at this point; a situation that will likely end this week as the team prepares to finish OTAs and for their mandatory minicamp. The Steelers will finish OTAs on Thursday before starting the three-day minicamp next week. 

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Tags: Dri Archer, Football, Martavis Bryant, NFL, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Steelers, Stephon Tuitt

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