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Mike Wallace
SELECTED BY: Steelers Round 3 (20)
SI Grade
Position: Class:
School: Conference: Ht., Wt.:
6-0.5, 199
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BIOGRAPHY: "Three-year starter who posted receiving totals of 39/784/7 as a senior, averaging 20.1 yards per reception. Also averaged 24.6 yards on 35 kick returns, adding another score. Junior year receiving numbers included 38/716/6 with a 23-yard average on 21 kick returns."

POSITIVES: "Game breaking receiver that consistently makes big plays from the line of scrimmage. Quickly gets into pass routes, displays a burst of speed and runs away from defenders in the open field. Nicely makes the reception running full speed and looks the pass into his hands. Gets vertical, grabs the ball from the air and returns to the field on balance then continues running after the reception. Solid athlete who nicely adjusts to the errant throw and makes the catch in stride."

NEGATIVES: Not a physically strong receiver. Limited in the types of routes he can run.

ANALYSIS: Wallace has been an underrated receiver for most of his career and was not rated by NFL scouting services coming into his senior season. He has big play ability as both a receiver and return specialist and Wallace is the type of prospect who will only get better the more experience he receives.


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