The influx of talent on offense continued in the second round for the Steelers on Saturday, as they were able to snag Texas wide out Limas Sweed with their second-round pick. Sweed is a big wide out, exactly the kind that QB Ben Roethlisberger asked for – six-foot-four, (some say 6-5) and 219 pounds. Last season at Texas he pulled in 19 catches for 306 yards and three scores. He only played in six games due to a wrist injury. His best game came in week four vs Rice, where he had five catches for 139 yards and two scores.
Sweeds best season was his junior year, as he had 46 catches for 801 yards and 12 TD’s, numbers the Steelers would love to see at some point in his NFL career. “No doubt, man, I think I fit it,” the Texas University product said last night. “A lot of people were saying he was looking for a big wide receiver and now he has one.” Sweed did enough at his individual workouts to have a big enough impact to impress the Steelers. With Rashard Mendenhall and Limas Sweed on board, the Steelers had a very good day at the draft.
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