Alex Dunlap and Mike Loyko speak with Oregon State star WR Markus Wheaton at the 2013 Senior Bowl about what his favorite routes, how he organizes him time and the 2012 QB situation for the Beavers.
Alex Dunlap’s Markus Wheaton Scouting Report via Bleacher Report:
Markus Wheaton is a quiet person who lets his play on the field do the talking.
Wheaton draws frequent comparisons to Pittsburgh Steelers WR Mike Wallace, and it is easy to see why. He says his favorite route is the 9 (or streak), and he has a gear coming out of the press that is hard to trail.
Wheaton is most like Wallace when the ball is in the air. He tracks the football like a computer, adjusting in any way necessary to make sticky-hands catches.
Wheaton is not a player who will blow you away with his power and strength. He had some of his roughest spells during practice while participating in press-man drills against physical North squad DBs like Desmond Trufant and Jordan Poyer.
But Wheaton’s home run-hitting ability was unrivaled by any WR on either Senior Bowl squad during practices. He’ll pose the same sort of threat at the next level.