With the number seventy-ninth pick in the 2013 NFL draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers have selected Oregon State wide receiver Markus Wheaton. Wheaton is an all-around receiever who also offers some return ability. The Steelers were desperate for depth at the position after losing Mike Wallace to the Dolphins earlier in free agency and nearly losing another receiver in Emmanuel Sanders to the Patriots. With Wheaton, the Steelers have seemingly re-stocked the position heading into 2013.
The move likely brings a big smile to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's face, as the Steelers will now field a trio of young receivers with Brown, Sanders, and now Wheaton. The Steelers have recently become more of a pass-first team, eschewing their ground game in favor of letting Roethlisberger air it out.