Losing Mike Wallace is a Real Possibility For Steelers

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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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