What To Expect From Pittsburgh Steelers: 2014: Wide Receivers

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Sep 22, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton (11) drops a pass in front of Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs (55) during the first quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

55.  Markus Wheaton and Derek Moye.  One drafted in 2013 the other signed as an UDFA a year earlier.  Both have so much promise, yet have barely impressed.  There are two schools of thought – especially when it comes to Wheaton and his playing time.  1) If Wheaton was good enough, he would have earned the right to play in multiple series and contribute on offense  OR  2) Todd Haley has continually failed to utilize a skill set such as Wheaton’s, therefore he’s never had a real opportunity to develop and shine on the field.  Regardless of what side of the fence you stand on, there’s no question – both Wheaton and Moye need to step up in 2014 and really show what they can do.  The offense is desperate for playmaking wide outs, and both have the potential to feed that hunger.  Both could hit the bricks if they experience a poor training camp and preseason, although Wheaton is technically signed through 2016.  For the sake of the offense’s ability to score points early and frequently, the hope is that one of these two men can really step up and have a guy like Moye potentially fill that need for the Steelers of tall Red Zone receiver at 6’5″.  . WR. Exp. 2yrs.. Markus/Derek Wheaton/Moye. 11/14. player