Bryant to push for #2 WR spot for Steelers
Hometown: Calhoun Falls,
SC (Hargrave Military Academy HS)
Years Played: 2011 - 2013
Former Clemson wide receiver Martavis BryantMartavis Bryant
Wide Receiver (2011 - 2013)
#1 6-5, 200
Calhoun Falls, SC
View Full Profile just finished his inaugural season in the NFL but is already pushing for the #2 spot in the Steelers' wide receiver rotation.
Bryant is currently behind three-time All-Pro Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton on the depth chart.
Steelers' offensive coordinator Todd Haley is excited about the potential that Bryant flashed his rookie season and thinks that a bigger role might be in Bryant's future. "We are looking for him to come in and make a push against Markus Wheaton for that No. 2 spot and continue give us big-time production, specifically in the red area where a big target like that can make a big impact," Haley via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Haley thinks Bryant could be even better in 2015. "When young guys come in at the receiver position and contribute early like he did, it is a big thing,” Haley said. “He took a lot of pressure off Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton … he really had a big impact on our offense. He is a guy we are going to work real hard throughout the offseason and, like all young players, he should make progress from year one to year two.”
Bryant had 25 catches for 549 yards and eight touchdowns in his rookie season (9 games). The eight touchdowns were tied for fourth most among NFL rookies and he was only the eighth Steeler's rookie to reach 500 yards.