Pittsburgh Steelers: Could Mike Wallace Become the Best Receiver in the NFL?

February 19, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Mike Wallace in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft, there was much speculation of what his role with the Pittsburgh Steelers would be. The Steelers already had their "deep threat" guy in Santonio Holmes, and "Mr. Go To" Hines Ward.
Both Holmes and Ward were former Super Bowl MVP's, which is a claim that no other team could make.
There were questions as to if Wallace was the eventual replacement for Hines Ward. Ward was 32 years old, and had one of his worst seasons, not finishing in the top 40 of the NFL's receiving yards in the NFL.
The Steelers used their third round selection (84th overall) to select Wallace, and his impact was immediate in his rookie season.
Because of his blazing speed, Wallace became the deep threat that the Steelers had not had in a long time. Yes, Santonio Holmes was fast, and was used as the Steelers deep threat, but was not close to as fast as Wallace.
With Wallace stretching the field, it allow...

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