Steelers send OC to North Carolina pro day for top wide receiver

According to ESPN reporter Brooke Pryor, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Arthur Smith was in attendance at the North Carolina Pro Day on Thursday. We assume he wasn’t there like most of the others who wanted a closer look at quarterback Drake Maye which means Pittsburgh sent their OC all the way there to check out star wide receiver Devontez “Tez” Walker.

Walker is a blazing speedster and an elite deep threat. He ran a 4.36-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine and the tape backs it up. Walker’s speed allows him to just eat up off coverage and his his acceleration takes advantage of any lapse in concentration.

Walker’s draft stock varies greatly depending on if you focus on his game-breaking speed or the rough spots in his footwork and route effort. We’ve seen Walker go as high as the second round in projections but we’d feel more comfortable if Pittsburgh could land him in the third where his value lines up a little better.

Story originally appeared on Steelers Wire