According to several Wednesday media reports, the Pittsburgh Steelers will be bringing Auburn wide receiver Sammie Coates in for a pre draft visit over the course of the next few weeks.
Coates, who measures in at 6-1, 212-pounds, caught 34 passes for 741 yards and four touchdowns last season ijn the 12 games that he played in. In 2013, he caught 42 passes for 902 yards and seven touchdowns.
At the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine, Coates posted a time of 4.43 seconds in the 40-yard dash and a 1.55 second 10-yard split time. He also registered a 41-inch vertical jump, a 10’-11” broad jump and 4.06 second 20-yard shuttle time. He has 9 3/8-inch hands and a 78 ¾-inch wingspan.
Many draftniks regard Coates as being one of the top-10 wide receivers in this year’s class and he figures to be drafted in the second or third round.
The Steelers are currently set at the wide receiver position, but certainly don’t seem above drafting another one this year. Last year the team drafted Martavis Bryant in the fourth round and the year prior they selected Markus Wheaton in the third round.