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Wallace Goes Second Overall In 2009 Re-Draft

Posted By The Finsiders On April 3, 2013 @ 5:03 pm In Football | No Comments

Wallace 3 [1]It’s difficult to put a value on a player relative to his draft position, so draft “steals” and “busts” are pretty subjectively based on an individual judge’s whim.

But no matter what metric you use — individual stats, collective success — Mike Wallace far exceeded his expected value in Pittsburgh. The new Dolphins wide receiver was a third-round pick, but he made a  first-round impact.

Taking out a red pen and making “corrections” a few years after a draft can give you an idea of where players should have been drafted. NFL.com’s Elliot Harrison was tasked with doing just that [2]for the 2009 draft and decided that, with the Rams in need of a playmaking receiver, Wallace should skyrocket to No. 2 overall, an 82-spot jump.

Wallace emerged as one of the league’s premier deep threats in Pittsburgh, reeling in 235 receptions for 4,042 yards and 32 touchdowns during his four-year career.

WATCH: Mike Wallace Highlights [3]

Get To Know Mike Wallace [4]



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[2] Elliot Harrison was tasked with doing just that : http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000156632/article/2009-nfl-draft-doover-mike-wallace-percy-harvin-hit-top-five

[3] Mike Wallace Highlights: http://www.miamidolphins.com/media/videos/Mike-Wallace-Highlights/f50f73e0-bded-4622-b68f-23d41fb2ef5b

[4] Get To Know Mike Wallace: http://www.miamidolphins.com/news/article-1/Get-To-Know-Mike-Wallace/6b531434-227b-493a-8ec8-792f325365c9

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