The Steelers may need to prepare for the possibility of life without Mike Wallace coming up in 2012. Wallace is a restricted free agent. The Steelers will put the highest tender on Wallace. If he were to leave the Steelers would receive a first round pick in return. That is a real possibility.
Wallace is a top 5 receiver in the NFL right now. He was on pace for over 1,600 yards this season before Ben Roethlisberger was injured. Wallace can run the top off of a defense. He opens up room for other receivers underneath. His speed gives him the ability to get massive yards after the catch or run past a defender for a deep ball. Giving up a first round pick for a contender who is just a step away is not a big loss. Especially not for a top 5 receiver who has the playmaking ability of Mike Wallace.
Not to mention Wallace is only 25 years old. He has yet to even enter his prime. He is still not a complete receiver. To be a top 5 receiver and not even have reached anywhere nea…
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