Rookie starting at WR for Pittsburgh?
April, 30, 2013
By Tim Kavanagh | ESPN Insider
With Mike Wallace's defection this offseason, some believed that the Pittsburgh Steelers would perhaps use a first-round pick on a player at that position to replace him; that line of thinking disregarded the Steelers' general organizational philosophy on wideouts, as Wallace himself (third round), Emmanuel Sanders (third round) and Antonio Brown (sixth round) were all taken later in the draft, but developed quite nicely for the team. In keeping with that tradition, Pittsburgh waited until Round 3 once again to take a WR, using the No. 79 overall pick on Markus Wheaton. Some believe that the Oregon St. product may make an early impact.