Bryant To Have Breakout Season For Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver, Martavis Bryant spent the first six games of 2014, his rookie season, on the inactive list and then impressed when finally given a chance, averaging over 21 yards per catch and racking up eight touchdowns in 10 games. The 23-year-old spent the off season working hard in hopes of making an impact immediately in his second year.
Bryant told the associated press:
“I am more prepared,” the former fourth-round pick said. “I have more confidence. I just trained and did karate and ran routes the whole offseason to get better. I worked on the whole route tree that we run so people can see that I can do more than just catch the deep ball.”
Like I had stated in a previous article, Bryant has the opportunity to take over the #2 receiver spot from Markus Wheaton. Even if he remains as the #3 his work ethic and skill set will propel him up to becoming a very scary #3. Because the stats he put up in just 10 games was an incredible feat, and I can easily see the Steelers producing two 1,000 yard receivers this season in Bryant and Antonio Brown.
To help him accomplish that leap Bryant bulked up, adding 10 pounds from his rookie weight and is now at 225 lbs. Or as teammate Tajh Boyd called him: “swole.”
“Everyone gets bigger and better every year,” Bryant said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette. “I wanted to make sure I got better. I didn’t want to slack off or become complacent. I had some things I wanted to get done in the offseason, so I went to work.”
Just another player to add to the ‘Killer Bees’ of Ben, Bell and Brown..Martavis Bryant in his second year is most definitely going to be a sight to witness.
Brian Christopher Jenkins