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    Markus Wheaton - Outlook and expectations

    While i would have preferred to get bigger at WR, they addressed a need with an excellent value pick. Hes going to be twice the player Patton will be so he was the right selection. His ability to run slants and take them to the house maxed with his ability to stretch the field, get separation from defenders using his hands at the line and crisp route running reminds me of Santonio Holmes. Wheaton, like holmes is very fast but not really a "deep threat" like nate washington was and like wallace is. Hes quite strong for a player his size, he wont have trouble with the jam quite as much as brown and sanders. His best quality is how feisty he is and his ability to play physical and fight for the ball. Remember Ward matching up with guys like Finnegan, Woodson, Harris, and those guys that jam you at the line...i cant wait to see Wheaton use his physicality at the line and his speed and route running to separate and get down the field. Again, he is a player to be excited about and he is a much better player in the 3rd round than Sanders or Willie Reid was. After further review, I completely see what the steelers see in him, he will very likely work the slot as a rookie but hes not a slot WR, hes got some serious outside potential.

    Stat prediction

    40 catches, 700 yards, 5 TDs

    This stat is thinking they do what they did with wallace and holmes as young players...they get the ball down field to them, not necessarily down the sideline, but down the middle of the field which gave both holmes and wallace YPC average over 20 yards which lead the league both times....17-18 yards per catch is not out of the question for Wheaton....hopefully he can unseat cotchery as the #3 sooner rather than later. Hes not Mike Wallace, a lot of people are making that comparison (and did at the combine as well) but hes significantly better as a prospect than both wallace and brown were (neither were exactly world beaters in college). Im really excited

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    I like the Holmes comparison and I like the fact Wheaton is a physical/feisty WR..........I think you're spot on with the stats as well Ktrain.......I think Todd Haley is going to move Wheaton all over the place...........

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    There more I read I like the pick.

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    I think he's going to be far better than that **** mike wallace.
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    Wallace sucks.
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    Rahim Moore needs to be shot. Never seen such putrid safety play in my life.
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    Best thread in sometime and I agree....I rather eat **** and die then ever root for the Baltimore Ravens

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    Time will tell. Is he faster than Wallace (no, but who is)? I think he will prove to be a better route runner than Wallace and have better hands. Probably more physical play than Wallace as well.

    Wallace got what he wanted, I am happy for him. Time to move forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flame View Post
    I think he's going to be far better than that **** mike wallace.
    It will be hard for him to match Wallace's 32 TDs in four years but yea I agree Wheaton will be a better all around WR then Mike Wallace.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black@Gold Forever32 View Post
    It will be hard for him to match Wallace's 32 TDs in four years but yea I agree Wheaton will be a better all around WR then Mike Wallace.....
    I don't think touchdowns is everything.

    Staffords 40+ in 2011,
    McCoys 17 in 2011

    Also, I doubt Wheaton drops the pass in the Super Bowl.

    Hope Wallace gets hit by the scud missile soon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flame View Post
    I don't think touchdowns is everything.

    Staffords 40+ in 2011,
    McCoys 17 in 2011

    Also, I doubt Wheaton drops the pass in the Super Bowl.

    Hope Wallace gets hit by the scud missile soon
    I never said TDs are everything and just saying it would be hard for any WR to match 32 TD's in four years......Plus I said Wheaton would be the better WR anyway....lol

    Stafford, McCoy, and Wheaton not dropping a pass in the Super Bowl have nothing to do with this conversation.......Personally I don't give a **** about Wallace anymore since he is a Dolphin now but you can't deny he was a productive player during his four years with the team.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flame View Post
    I don't think touchdowns is everything.
    touchdowns have to be something for him though because brown and sanders are both afraid of the endzone...a whopping 6 between them last year and 12 career total over a combined 6 years

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    Quote Originally Posted by K Train View Post
    touchdowns have to be something for him though because brown and sanders are both afraid of the endzone...a whopping 6 between them last year and 12 career total over a combined 6 years
    Exactly Ktrain........

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