View Full Version : Expectations For #Steelers Rookie WR Markus Wheaton In 2013 Need To Be Tempered

07-06-2013, 10:01 AM
Marc Sessler of NFL.com (http://nfl.com/) wrote on Friday that Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Marcus Wheaton "has a chance to see plenty of playing time on passing downs" in 2013, which leads one to believe that the Oregon State product has a chance to be mighty productive in only his first year in the league. While I enjoy Sessler's optimism, expectations for Wheaton in 2013 should be tempered quite a bit.

For starters, only 10 Steelers wide receivers have had more than 30 receptions during their rookie season in the history of the franchise and only four, Troy Edwards, Santonio Holmes, Antwaan Randle El and Louis Lipps have managed to crack the 40 reception mark during that same span of time............

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07-06-2013, 11:54 AM
With the continued emphasis on the short passing game you'd think a solid #3 receiver could get a lot of looks.