During spring practice, Steelers OC Todd Haley remarked that he had trouble getting his own workouts in because WRs Markus Wheaton was hogging up the team practice facility.
Apparently, it’s working.
Wheaton was listed as the No. 2 receiver behind Antonio Brown on the Steelers’ initial depth chart released Sunday. Although it’s hardly surprising, Wheaton says he relishes the chance to hold down that spot.
“I’m glad they’re pushing me to take that spot,” said Wheaton, who had six receptions for 64 yards as a rookie. “Obviously, I want that spot but there’s lot of great guys competing for that spot.”
Our very own scout Dale Lolley Tweeted that Wheaton was the WR2 on the Steelers initial depth chart Sunday. We consider him a breakout candidate and think the Steelers could run a lot of 3WR sets giving him a ton of chances. GMs are taking a flier on him with an ADP of the 15th round in 10-team leagues. Steeler WR2s have averaged 65-848-4.5 the last four years.