Oregon State Beavers senior wide receiver Markus Wheaton will soon be preparing for draft season as he looks to improve his stock leading up to the 2013 NFL Draft. Wheaton is a speedy wide receiver that has shown the ability to blow the top off of defensive coverages and he is already receiving some high praise from draft analysts.
“Speed, speed, speed,” Scout Inc.’s Kevin Weidl said of Wheaton’s game. “He’s a guy that can stretch the field vertically or can create after the catch.”
Wiedl said that Wheaton reminds him of current Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace, who established himself as one of the NFL’s top deep threats just a season ago.
Wheaton is viewed as a top ten senior wide receiver in the 2013 draft class and his stock is on the rise. As he works out for NFL general managers and scouts, Wheaton will continue to climb up the boards with his incredible speed.
The senior wide receiver was given First Team All-Pac-12 honors for his performance this season. He became the first Beavers wideout to receive the honors since James Rodgers was named to the All-Pac-12 First Team in 2009. Wheaton finishes his Oregon State career third on the university’s career list for receiving yards with 2,834, fourth for career receptions with 212 and tied for sixth for career touchdowns receiving with 15.
Wheaton will certainly be a name to watch as the draft draws closer.