Going into the draft this year, I thought the Steelers would likely draft a wide receiver in the first round. There were two reasons for this.á One, it was an area of need assuming that Hines Ward is unable to play until he is 86 years old. I also didn't think there would be any offensive linemen left worthy of a first round pick when the Steelers would be on the clock.á
The player I thought they would likely grab was North Carolina wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, but he was off the board when the Steelers drafted, pegged to become one of Eli Manning's new best friends.á
So, the Steelers addressed their aging defensive line in the first round and waited until the third round to grab their wide receiver, snagging Ole Miss speedster Mike Wallace with the 84th pick to go along ...
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Article written by Todd Fleming