When a player shines in practice for over three weeks, it’s likely he’s also going to standout when the lights are on. That’s been the case all camp for 3rd round pick Markus Wheaton who Steelers coaches and officials are giddy about. It’s only a matter of time before Wheaton becomes the Steelers No. 3 receiver this season and possibly their No. 2 by the end of the year. Wheaton stood out again Saturday night vs Chiefs, hauling in 3 catches for 54 yards and a touchdown. Bruce Gradkowski and Wheaton hooked up for a 34 yard touchdown in the second half.
By Dale Grdnic PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley, and just about every fan who follows the club, believed running back and wide receiver were two needs for the team’s offense this season. So, when Haley stepped to the podium late Friday night to discuss the Steelers’ third-round pick, he was all smiles. The Steelers selected Oregon State wideout Markus Wheaton with the 79th overall pick during the NFL Draft. “It’s good when I get up here twice,” Haley said, referring to his previous appearance in the media room after the Steelers took running back Le’Veon Bell in the second round. “It’s good to see everybody again. … (Wheaton) is a highly productive receiver from Oregon State. “He was a four-year guy (who) also handled the ball as a runner a bunch, which we also liked from a versatility standpoint. (And) he brings speed to the team. HeRead More »