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.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Health Dept. Reports 808 New Coronavirus Cases Over Last 3 Days
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.”READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Reports 26 New COVID-19 Cases, 4 Additional Deaths
Wheaton said he envisions himself playing outside, but is comfortable playing in the slot.MORE NEWS: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Pittsburgh Area, Southwestern Pa.