The Steelers have their fifth member of the 2017 draft class under contract.
The team announced on Wednesday that second-round pick JuJu Smith-Schuster has agreed to a four-year contract with the team. Smith-Schuster was a second-round selection last month.
Smith-Schuster won’t turn 21 until November, which makes him one of the younger members of this year’s rookie class and likely gives the Steelers hope that he has a good deal of room to grow as a player in the coming years. He caught 213 passes for 3,092 yards and 25 touchdowns during his time at USC, so that growth will come with a pretty solid floor underneath it.
If Smith-Schuster does make a strong early impression, Sammie Coates’ time as part of a receiver group that also includes Antonio Brown, Martavis Bryant and Eli Rogers could come to an end.