Round 2: Pittsburgh Selects WR Limas Sweed

With Selection 22 in Round 2, Pittsburgh selects WR Limas Sweed, Texas. Learn more about this pick from team and draft experts!

Player Limas Sweed, WR, Texas
Team Pittsburgh Steelers
Pick Round 2, Selection 22 (53 Overall)
Stats Ht: 6-5   Wt: 220   40: 4.50  
Limas Sweed is another explosive offensive talent picked by the Steelers, who went into the draft needing to fortify both lines. But the Steelers couldn't pass on the value of Sweed, who gives Ben Roethlisberger the size he's wanted at the receiver position since Plaxico Burress left. Sweed is a hard-working deep threat who needs polish, and that's why he fell out of the first round. The Steelers are ecstatic to add Sweed and Rashard Mendenhall and, according to Mike Tomlin, that new weaponry will help protect Roethlisberger as much as any new linemen would have. - Jim Wexell, Steel City Insider
Pittsburgh was looking for a tall receiver and they got one of the tallest ones in this draft with Sweed. Once he's up to speed with their playbook, look for him to push for playing time in their No. 4 role and he could also see time in their red zone package.
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