10 Most Cost-Effective WR Prospects Steelers Could Target in Draft

March 10, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

If, as expected, speedy wide receiver Mike Wallace departs Pittsburgh via free agency this offseason, the Steelers will be left with considerable uncertainty at that position heading into the 2013 season.  Addressing that issue will have to be a priority for the team’s front office if it wants to jump start an offense that underperformed in 2012 and spark a return to the playoffs this coming year.
With Wallace gone, Antonio Brown will have to shoulder the burden of being Pittsburgh’s No. 1 receiver.  It is not yet clear that he is ready for the responsibility.  In two seasons in which he essentially shared that role with Wallace, Brown had a great year in 2011 and a very underwhelming 2012. 
Taking on a bigger portion of the Steelers passing game without Wallace attracting attention from opposing defenses will be a challenge for the young wideout.
Brown’s promotion to the No. 1 receiver spot means Emmanuel Sanders will have to step u...

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