Steelers Draft WR Mike Wallace With 84th Pick Of Third Round

The Steelers drafted wide receiver Mike Wallace, from Mississippi with their second of three 3rd round picks of the 2009 NFL draft. The pick was the 84th overall and the 20th pick of the third round acquired on day one from the Broncos.

Wallace is a 6\’0″, 199lb wide receiver.

Combine Results:
40 Yard Dash : 4.33 seconds
Bench Press : 14.0 reps
Vertical Jump : 40.0 inches
Broad Jump : 129.0 inches
3 Cone Drill : 6.9 seconds
20 Yard Shuttle : 4.27 seconds

Wallace is not a polished route-runner, but can stretch defenses deep as an outside receiver. Has long arms and big hands. He is an An excellent return man who could develop into a productive NFL receiver with work. Could push Limas Sweed for the number three role with the added flexibility. Can get up the field in a hurry. Will start off as an inside receiver until he learns the outside role.

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  • rob

    Couple of points, I don’t think Mike has particularly long arms. 32″ is about average for a guy who is a tad over 6 feet tall. Same with his hands which were measured at 9″. Not that that makes a huge difference. His speed and explosiveness were exceptional, though. He had the fastest 10 yard split at the combine, (1.43), so he should be able to get off the line in a hurry. But his strength and agility numbers were just average for the position.


    Well I guess he figured it out, good pick Steelers. Thanks for grooming him for my Dolphins!!

  • Brian Tollini

    How’d that work out for ya?