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Mel Kiper: Steelers may draft wide receiver

Would this be the right choice?

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The Pittsburgh Steelers hold the No. 17 overall selection in the upcoming 2023 NFL Draft, and according to one notable NFL analyst, they'll be looking to supplement the offense in order to give sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett an additional weapon for his arsenal. 

According to Mel Kiper, the Steelers will be snagging Boston College wide receiver Zay Flowers with the 17th overall pick. Take a look at his reasoning below: 

“This is around where we could see a run on receivers. Flowers is actually my top-ranked wideout. I love his explosion and ability after the catch. Pittsburgh’s wideouts had just five touchdown receptions last season, which ranked last in the league. The 5-foot-9 Flowers is a dynamo out of the slot, but he had plenty of grabs lined up outside too. He could be a nice fit with Diontae Johnson and George Pickens. Quarterback Kenny Pickett had a special connection with former Pitt teammate Jordan Addison, but I think Flowers would be the better pick for the Steelers,” Kiper wrote.

In four seasons, Flowers hauled in 200 receptions for 3,056 yards and 29 touchdowns, while also posting 78 receptions for 1,077 yards and 12 touchdowns in his senior year. 

The Draft will be held later this month from Kansas City, Missouri, starting on April 27 through 29.