Video: Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster Highlights – USC Touchdowns

The Pittsburgh Steelers recently selected wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster in the second-round of the 2017 NFL Draft and the USC product had quite a productive college career that included him catching 213 passes for 3,092 yards and 25 touchdowns in the 39 games that he played in over a span of three seasons.

While we certainly will be breaking down Smith-Schuster’s college career from all angles in future posts, today we’ll have a look at all 25 of his receiving touchdowns.

In the compilation video below, Smith-Schuster’s receiving touchdowns are ordered in the way they happened. The first five touchdowns and replays that you’ll see came in 2014. The next 10 touchdowns came from Smith-Schuster’s 2015 season and the video concludes with his 10 touchdown catches from 2016.

While we have yet to chart these touchdowns, I want those of you who will watch the video from start to finish to tally how many of these scores went for 20 yards or more in addition to the amount of yards after the catch Smith-Schuster registered during these 25 plays. Additionally, watch how many scores came inside the red zone.

  • Lambert58

    He’s going to look good in the black & gold.

  • PaeperCup

    I didn’t like the pick at first, but he’s exactly what we need. A sure handed, big bodied WR, who will contest for catches. Perfect for the redzone. Of course I was hoping to get that out of a TE in this draft.

  • francesco

    Will definitely take Coates place on the roster. No doubt.

  • eric

    One thing that stood out, he started out in the slot a lot more than I initially realized when watching him.

  • barry foster

    I counted 13 tds for over 20 yards he’s more than a possesion guy

  • Xclewsive

    Deceptive speed. With some improvement in his route running JuJu will a very good 3rd Wr.

  • Sam Clonch

    Marcus Gilchrist released by Jets, wonder how he might do as that $LB everyone is interested in….

  • barry foster

    He’s a poor mans dez bryant

  • Matt Correll

    I love the way this guy catches the ball! He has great hands– I didn’t see him body catch any of those passes.

    As far as the tallying goes– here is what I got:

    20+ yard catches: 4 for 50 yards, 1 for 20, 1 for 30, 1 for 25, and 1 for 70 (this one was 40 in the air, and 30 YAC)

    YAC– there were some from the 20+ where he ran an extra 5-10 yards at the end. Excluding those, I saw (yardage is approximations) 1 for 50, 1 for 40, 1 for 45, 2 for 30, 1 for 60

    Red Zone: 14 red zone tds

  • capehouse

    He really does remind you of Anquan Boldin.

  • CP72

    Kinda supports what Alex said did a lot of damage between the hashes. May have a real future in the slot.

    Juju also has the most underrated trait for a receiver…he tracks the ball in the air really well. Not Sammie Coates best skill.

  • SilverSteel

    lol

  • Jaybird

    I know that was a “highlight reel” , but it was pretty impressive. How the hell did this guy make it to pick # 62?

  • Bastiat

    The curse of USC wide receivers. Thank all the former USC flame-outs which allowed him to be available in practically the third round.

  • Steve Johnson

    Contest for catches? That sounds like the opposite of Coates.

  • Consistent

    He had some pretty good deception on his routes(hesitating and being jerky)along w/deceptive speed(he’s frying guys deep AND turning 8yd receptions into 50yd tds)I’m impressed

    I’m surprised nationally they don’t mention him as much?? USC played great football last year and I only hear about Adoree Jackson

  • Steve Johnson

    Without the stupidity

  • xXWARisHELLXx

    That last one reminds me of AB

  • Frank

    Probably nothing, maybe something but on the sideline catches, i really liked that he got both feet in. Not on accident either, looked like something he practices and in a round about way shows confidence that he would be playing on sundays and i love that.

  • T3xassteelers

    Kinda funny how everyone was saying he wasn’t even the best available and more of a 3-4th round guy! He looks very refined already.

  • george

    Choke…choke….thats the sound of me chocking on the crow I’m eating for being mad they took him in the 2nd round.

  • TrappenWeisseGuy ;

    If only Sammie could catch like him.

  • Joeybaggadonuts

    For a slow guy, he got behind a lot of DB’s. Perhaps he’ll put my criticism to rest. I hope so!

  • TrappenWeisseGuy ;

    He’s not a burner but I could see him actually getting a little faster as he grows into his body and hopefully trains like an animal.

  • Douglas Andrews

    Some guys just have a knack for knowing how to get open. JuJu looks like that kind of WR. I see him taking that slot position and at worse being the first guy off the bench for the 3-4 WR sets.

  • JohnB

    Bryant, you better stay clean, you SOB!

  • barry foster

    Imagine when he trains with him it’s kinda scary

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    I’m going to be REAL REAL with y’all right now: I know you guys love Eli, hey I do too, but Juju is going to start at the slot and he probably going to eat up some yards. The play action is going to be so dang evil it’s not even funny. Ijs.

  • barry foster

    Maybe Big Ben will stick around for a while lol

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    He’s going to have to. Can’t let these Weapons go to waste.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    I honestly don’t see why more receivers don’t do that at the college level.

  • PaeperCup

    Makes you wonder if that’s a big reason they like Juju so much

  • PaeperCup

    My exact thoughts

  • Gautama Om

    Been saying that was the best value pick of the 2017 draft picks.

    He’s definitely worth a high 2nd round pick.

  • Gautama Om

    If he’s successful and Ben enjoys the new toys jelling (MB and Juju) along with AB and Bell then he may delay his early retirement plan. If that is the scenario then this pick is easily our best pick of the entire draft.

  • Gautama Om

    Every Steelers WR is going to benefit from AB because he’s finally letting out his best knowledge now that he’s secured his last big contract.

  • Gautama Om

    He will if he wants to get paid and avoid such a downer he’s had for the past year or so.

  • Gautama Om

    I truly believe that the four picks in the top 3 rounds will contribute next year; if we can get Brian Allen to stick then we’ve got one of the best, if not the best draft in 2017.

  • StarSpangledSteeler

    PS – How great is this Sam Darnold kid (Ju-Ju’s QB)? How many draft picks do we have trade next year to move up and get him?

  • StarSpangledSteeler

    War –

    I just like your sig pic, so keep posting as often as you like.

    In all seriousness though, AB is not fast. And neither is Ju-Ju. But both of appear to know how to get separation (which is the same thing Hines Ward used to do so well). So I am at least a little encouraged by that.

    The advantage Ju Ju has is that he will be going against opponents #3 CB’s (because #1 will be on Brown and #2 will be on Bryant). As long as he can catch the ball (which should be fairly accurate coming from a hall of fame QB) he should be fine. And it looks like he has solid hands.

  • 2winz

    I was seriously going to ask about the qb, the ball placement and accuracy to throw into some of those tight windows is amazing! I don’t watch college football so idk much about Sam Darnold but based on that video, if he translates those kinds of throws into nfl, he could be a good one

  • 2winz

    Well a lot of receivers coming out of USC have been busts. Same as qb’s. Steelers do not draft a lot of USC players but when they have, they hit big! Lynn Swann and Troy Polamalu were the last 2 and I hope JuJu will be next! I think we might start to see more picks from USC in the next couple of years due to Lynn Swann connection in USC.

  • 2winz

    No, Boldin is the enemy! He reminds you of Hines Ward* corrected that for ya buddy :b

  • jsteeler

    Ben wanted a new toy. Christmas in April!

  • jsteeler

    Please don’t forget about Ladarius Green. He is healthy. Ben missed him in the post season.

  • Michael James

    Just imagine the offense if finally (and hopefully) everyone can stay healthy. The running game with Bell is still superb, nothing to discuss about. But the passing game would be so much better than last year! Ben throwing the ball to Brown, Bryant, Bell, Smith-Schuster and Green. Wow!

  • Michael James

    He’s not slow (faster 40 time than AB). He just isn’t a speedster.

  • Michael James

    Well said. JuJu is tall, physical, has good hands, knows how to get open and is a serious threat in the redzone. I really think he’s a great weapon for Ben, especially since the offense was really poor in the redzone in the playoffs.

  • Michael James

    Yep, he’s really good. Right now he’s the very early frontrunner for the #1 overall pick next year.

  • Jaybird

    I actually thought Green Bay was going to take him in the 1st.

  • michael young

    or at all…….

  • Luis Grove

    Half of those highlights are of Kody Kessler the Browns 5th rd pick last yr

  • Luis Grove

    He is taking over at slot, with AB, and young Moss on the wings 😳

  • Luis Grove

    Juju on that Yac!!!

  • pkeats86

    I love the base that he makes sure he has when he catches the ball. No wasted jumping when he knows he can catch the ball without it. Catches it with his hands, makes sure he still has his feet, and secures the ball before anything else. I wonder how low his drop rate was with those fundamentals? Making sure to establish his base is also most certainly why he is getting alot of YAC in these highlights. There were some tough yards after contact there.

  • mem359

    Kinda tough to catch with a broken hand (and the coaches didn’t give him the time to let it heal).

  • DoctorNoah

    Really like this pick. Would love to see some 4 WR sets. AB, JuJu, MB, Rogers and either Bell or Ladarius…

  • DoctorNoah

    I see him as more of a natural #2 than a shifty slot receiver. Why do you say slot?

  • Donte Williams

    he is nice him and dude from PSU are good QBs think they were sophmores last year but been watching them since they were freshman. darnold played as a freshman towards the end of his freshman season cause thats when the trojans were losing and inserted him and that offense just looked totally different

  • T3xassteelers

    WOW! That’d have been something. Like most, I wasn’t totally just ecstatic about this pick, but now totally loving it. I’m pumped to see him in action!

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Because in the video there is work done in the slot, plus some receivers just have it and you can tell. You’d want to get him on the field asap.

  • StolenUpVotes

    I have a feeling he is going to be the next great long term player at the position for us. Bryant will be gone once his rookie deal is up. If Coates ever shows what he did at the beginning of last season again on a consistent basis he will be gone after his rookie deal. AB will be in his mid 30s. JuJu will be the guy at that point.

  • StolenUpVotes

    There are multiple types of slot guys. JuJu fits the bill as a crafty physical guy that moves the chains for you and helps out the run game. Hines Ward-esque

  • barry foster

    T.haley is going to move juju and AB all around can you imagine AB,MB and juju in trips formation it’s scary

  • 2winz

    I could see why people are saying it will be a better qb class next year. I wonder what other qbs will be considered in the top tier.

  • Justin B

    I am not ready to start doing back flips over this pick yet, but if Bryant returns to form and Green is on the field, this kid will got a lot of really good opportunities for some explosive plays.

  • 2winz

    oh really, that’s kessler? That makes sense because I actually thought Kessler played well for the Browns when he was healthy and liked what I saw in the limited time he played behind the browns horrid o-line

  • The Chin

    So what was his excuse at Auburn? And the deep balls he caught at the beginning of the year were simply dimes by Ben. The next combative catch he makes will be his first. I wish it wasn’t true. Sammie lacks the main thing necessary to succeed.

  • SilverSteel

    Man, this guy is probably as strong as Green and probably can block better with great hands and durability. Maybe he partially plays the role of a receiving TE. I am liking this pick more and more as we learn about him.

  • pittfan

    kid has a bunch of “go and get it” in him and fights after the catch

  • pittfan

    very good downfield awareness.

  • SilverSteel

    At first I was really bummed with the pick. I wanted CB or ILB, but the pick has really grown on me because we really do need someone like him on the offense.

  • SilverSteel

    Yes, amazing how perspective changes with more information and time to digest the picks. We were all so focused on ILB, CB, OLB and TE that nothing else mattered. AT least I was…

  • Terrible Towlie

    Cotchery

  • T3xassteelers

    Yup, I was the same way!

  • Michael Conrad

    He could not catch before his broken fingers.

  • Michael Conrad

    Great ball awareness and tucks the ball after the catch. Has big forearms. Sets up the DB’s after a catch to get yac. Slows down to catch ball in stride. I like him a lot if he studies the playbook he is the new slot receiver.

  • pittfan

    Good observation

  • Gautama Om

    the FO did an admirable job with this pick. Juju fulfills two things:

    1) our need for a redzone target thus diminishing the need for a move TE

    and

    2) gives us a back up WR option in case Bryant reverts, Coates doesn’t work out, or injuries to any of our WR’s because were deeper…now with 3 WR threats

  • Lambert58

    I don’t know but whatever it is, we should do it! Outstanding group coming out in ’18.

  • JB Burgess

    Looks like a stud.