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Old 04-26-2009, 10:21 AM   #1
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Default Welcome Mike Wallace

Mike Wallace (WR)
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 199
College: Mississippi
Conference: SEC
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
High School: O. Perry Walker
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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

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Few attributes attract NFL scouts more than pure speed. Wallace certainly has that. Despite starting three years for the Rebels, he didn't establish himself as one capable of taking advantage of his speed until he averaged 18.9 yards on 38 receptions as a junior. A year later, Wallace's speed was even more lethal, as he averaged 20.1 yards per reception and scored a career-high seven touchdowns.

Wallace is still a work in progress as a route-runner, but his ability to stretch defenses deep as an outside receiver and special teams wide on kickoff returns could land him a second-day draft selection from an NFL team looking to catch lightning in a bottle. Had an arm span of 31 3/8 inches and a hand span of 9 inches at the combine.

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Rated first-team All-State honors as a wide receiver following senior season at O. Perry Walker High ... Also earned league and district MVP honors as a senior, as well as all-league, All-Metro, All-West Bank and All-West Bank MVP ... Was rated by SuperPrep as the 17th-best prospect in Louisiana and was a member of its 2004 Southwest Team ... After seeing limited playing time as a junior (four receptions while playing mostly on defense), had an outstanding senior season, catching 60 passes for 1,039 yards (17.3 average per catch) and 19 touchdowns ... Also returned four punts and four kickoffs for TDs, giving him 27 for the season and 162 points, and had seven TDs called back ... Set school records for total points and for kicks returned for touchdowns ... Earned two letters in football ... Coached in high school by Terry Wilson ... Also lettered once in track, earning All-State honors in the 100.

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Old 04-26-2009, 10:22 AM   #2
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Looks good, catches well quite quick. Has the look of a Steeler. Lets hope he is the next Ward.
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How fast is Lightning?

4.26 in the 40...that's how fast!
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Ranked 13th best WR by ProFootball Weekly

13. 2 Mike Wallace Mississippi 5.39 6003 199 4.31 KR
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Old 04-26-2009, 10:36 AM   #5
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Pittsburgh (from Chicago through Denver) Mike Wallace WR Mississippi

Wallace has rare speed (4.33 in the 40) that makes him a legit home-run threat. He also is able to eat up corners cushions immediately, but he needs polishing on his overall route-running. We also have some concerns about his overall competitive edge.

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NFl.Com state that "Struggles a bit against press coverage. Has to use his hands better to gain a quick release. Lets too many passes into his pads, resulting in some ugly drops. Doesn't consistently show the vision and elusiveness in the open field to truly capitalize on his pure speed. Needs an open lane as a returner to break off a big gain."
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a diamond in the rough...
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Pick Analysis:The former Rebel is a pure deep threat with outstanding speed and quickness. With Nate Washington leaving via free agency, Wallace has a chance to become an instant contributor as a third or fourth receiver for the Steelers.
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Hmm looks like we will be set at Wide Receiver for the next few years. Hines, Holmes, Wallace and Sweed. Looks like the clock is ticking on Sweed to prove he is not a bust.
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Make no mistake ... this guy was brought in to return kicks! Period! End of story! No more Gary Russell 20 yard sprints and a cloud of dust!
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