Draft Rewind 2013 – Markus Wheaton – Pittsburgh Steelers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about MARKUS WHEATON: Oregon State, 5110 189 4.43. Three-year starter. A speed receiver who can win in transition. Instant acceleration and explosiveness up the field after catch. Can freeze a defender’s feet. Makes the finger tipped catch or snatches an off-target fast ball. Runs sharp routes with good body control and ease of movement. Explosive speed and foot quickness. Has a third gear burst after the catch. A three level receiver with strong hands. Can play both inside and outside receiver. Sudden in and out of his breaks. Competitive at the ball. Runs good routes and can make the overhead catch over either shoulder. Tracks the ball well. Gets back on route if jammed in press coverage. Caught 227 balls in his career. Needs to develop more upper and lower body strength for durability purposes. Sometimes plays too fast running pass patterns. Must gear down at times. An eventual starter with some NFL developmental time. 2012 stats: 91-1244, 13.7 ypr, 11 TD. OSR:8/37. Second/ third round. (A-32 3/4, H-9 1/8, VJ-37, SS-4.02).

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