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Old 08-14-2014, 12:00 AM   #591
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He was a chronic dropper in college...his only glory was because the other receivers were double teamed. He is a wasted pick.
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Old 08-14-2014, 04:55 AM   #592
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I wouldn't call him a wasted pick just yet, but he was a chronic dropper in college and it was alarming that he didn't produce more in that Clemson offense with his physical tools and the talent around him.

I wouldn't mind seeing him in most redzone packages after the reports of how "unstoppable" he is in camp but for this year I don't think he should see the field much outside of that.
He has had drops, some bad drops during his time with Clemson but a lot of that is on Tajh Boyd, the guy had inconsistent accuracy.

It's hard for him to produce when he's stuck behind Hopkins and Watkins who were both 1st round picks.

He'll never be a #1 WR IMO cause he will drop the ball, but could be one hell of a #2 catching 60 passes a season, getting 6-8 TDs(4-5 RZ)


Edit: When a player like Bryant who is 6'4" and runs a 4.4 is not a wasted pick. The talent is there. Nobody said he was going to make a big impact day 1, he's raw and needs a year to learn.

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Old 08-14-2014, 05:54 PM   #593
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Martavis Bryant out to prove he is Sammy Watkins' equal

By Jeff.Hartman on Aug 13 2014

The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Martavis Bryant from Clemson University in the 4th round of the 2014 draft. Just three rounds after Bryant's teammate, Sammy Watkins, was selected by the Buffalo Bills

The round or pick that a particular player was drafted doesn't mean a thing when it comes to performance on the football field.

Sammy Watkins was selected as the 4th overall selection in the 1st round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. His college friend and fellow wide receiver at Clemson University, Martavis Bryant, had to wait 114 picks later in the 4th round until his name was called by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Seems like night and day in terms of expectations on a player in their rookie season, but although Watkins has the first round tag on him, it could be Bryant that has the last laugh.

Physically, there isn't much difference between the two receivers. The two wide outs had nearly the same 40-yard dash times at the NFL Combine with Watkins running a 4.39 and Bryant a 4.41, but Bryant has the size advantage over Watkins standing at 6'4".

The main cut on Bryant coming out of Clemson was his raw receiving ability and immaturity. Outside of those factors, Bryant has the physical attributes to be a top round selection.

This week Bryant will have an opportunity to show the Steelers that they got a steal in the 4th round, by going catch for catch with his former college teammate. The Buffalo Bills and Watkins will be in Latrobe, PA practicing with the Steelers Wednesday and Thursday as a lead up to the second preseason game on Saturday night.

Bryant had all the looks of a nervous rookie in his first preseason game last Saturday against the New York Giants where he muffed two punts, had two drops and fumbled the ball in the Steelers' final drive. With those jitters out of his system, look for Bryant to grow more comfortable in an NFL jersey and start to blossom.

All eyes might be fixed on Watkins, but it might be Bryant that steals the show.

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Old 08-15-2014, 09:59 PM   #594
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Steelers need Martavis Bryant to show he is a 'gamer'

By Jeff.Hartman on Aug 15 2014

The rookie wide receiver has shown flashes of things to come in training camp with tremendous receptions and incredible poise. Now it's time for the youngster to put it on the playing field.

Time for Martavis Bryant to prove he is a 'gamer'.

No, I'm not talking about the people who spend hours at a time in front of a television playing video games. I am speaking of the fact that the Pittsburgh Steelers' rookie wide receiver has shown flashes of brilliance in training camp, but after a small sample size has floundered under the bright lights of 'game time'.

By all accounts, Bryant had himself a great camp for a rookie wideout that was knocked as 'unpolished' coming into the 2014 NFL Draft. His camp went so well that is almost seems to be a foregone conclusion that Bryant will make the 53-man roster and could possibly contribute in a red zone capacity in 2014.

Story after story has been written about Bryant's training camp success. Just yesterday Bryant hauled in an 80-yard touchdown from Ben Roethlisberger, caught another toucdown over the Buffalo Bills starters Leodis McKelvin ad Da'Norris Searcy and drew pass interfence calls throughout the joint practice session.

Bryant has the potential, but after last week's horrendous outing against the New York Giants, the Steelers have to take a wait and see approach to the wide out from Clemson University.

A muffed punt, two dropped passes and a fumble is not the start anyone envisioned for Bryant, but he can change all of that with a solid performance Saturday night against when the Bills invade Heinz Field for the Steelers' second preseason game.

Expectations for Bryant have been dulled after last Saturday's performance, but if he can take some of the exciting plays he made in Latrobe, PA and put them onto the field in game time, the Steelers will be forced to give him a role in 2014 - not just a roster spot.

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Old 08-19-2014, 01:58 PM   #595
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Bryant: 'I have a lot of work to do'

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Rookie Martavis Bryant knows he still has some growing to do.

Rookie Martavis Bryant had two receptions for 18 yards against the Buffalo Bills on Saturday night at Heinz Field, including a 13-yard catch, but he still has a ways to go to earn playing time once the regular season rolls around.

“I did all right,” said Bryant. “I just have to continue to work and get better. I have a lot of work to do. I just have to work and stay focused. I have to get a little more in the playbook and the details. Once you know everything you play faster.”

Bryant said he is taking pointers from his teammates, but the most important thing he has to do is put those pointers to work.

“Anybody can give you pointers, but whether you use it or not it’s up to you,” said Bryant. “I just have to work hard and improve my overall game. Everything will take care of itself. You can never be satisfied.”

If he is going to take notes from a fellow receiver Antonio Brown would be an ideal choice. Brown goes hard on every play, every practice and is constantly putting in extra time on the field, often times the last guy leaving the field at the end of practice.

“As a young guy he needs to keep learning from the veteran guys and I think he will do that because he wants to be a great receiver,” said quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. “He has to get in his mind he can help us out and push hard on every single play like the guys ahead of him are doing.”

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Antonio Brown isn't as good of a leader as Calvin Johnson . . .obviously
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for a guy who was receiving a lot of training camp accolades, Justin Brown hasn't done squat so far.

is he even going to make the team?
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I dont care what some said....Ben and Mike Evans would have been a force
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for a guy who was receiving a lot of training camp accolades, Justin Brown hasn't done squat so far.

is he even going to make the team?
I think DHB makes it over him. JB can still be put on the PS

Brown, Wheaton, Moore, DHB & Bryant
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for a guy who was receiving a lot of training camp accolades, Justin Brown hasn't done squat so far.

is he even going to make the team?
I don't think he's really getting an opportunity to show it in actual games. Too busy trying to get Wheaton on track, it seems.
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