PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) — The Steelers selected speedy Oregon State receiver Markus Wheaton in the third round of the NFL draft Friday night.

Wheaton, who said he has run a 4.3 40, is the Beavers all-time leader with 227 catches. In 2012, he caught 91 passes for 1,244 yards.

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When asked about the comparison to former Steelers receiver Mike Wallace, Wheaton said, “I’m just excited to know where I’m going. I’m ready to play football.”

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Wheaton said he envisions himself playing outside, but is comfortable playing in the slot.

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