The Miami Dolphins have reportedly landed Mike Wallace, the man many believe to be the prized free agent wideout of 2013. In four years with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the third-round pick from Mississippi established himself as one of the game's preeminent vertical threats. Despite following back-to-back 1,100-yard seasons with a disappointing 836-yard campaign last year, Wallace still procured a reported five-year, $60 million deal from the Dolphins. Will it prove to be money well spent?
When analyzing a headliner transaction like this, there's a tendency to dive too deep and lose sight of the big picture. The big picture here is: Wallace is a good player. A really good player, in fact. He's a lanky long-strider with the type of speed and acceleration that makes defensive coaches lose sleep.