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    Don't we already have this in Greg Lewis?

    I'd hope for a highly rated WR if we draft one.
     
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    I think that Lewis was discussed as a returner when he was signed. In the last 3 years, he made a total of 11 returns, 8 kickoff returns for an average of 15 yards and 3 punt returns for a 2 yard average. His total return yardage for his last six years was under 200 yards. I don't think that Lewis is the answer as a returner.
     
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    Ah, ok. I was wondering, but hadn't seen the stats.

    It leaves me wondering what Lewis' role here will be. Hm.
    Anyway, the thread caught my eye. I thought you meant this guy...

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    I've been touting him for a while now, and have had him on a number of mocks. My favorite 2nd day WR. 6' 200# with 4.33 speed, good hands, and excellent return ability. NFP called him "The wideout no one is talking about. A gifted vertical threat who gets up to speed instantly. He has a skill set similar to Darrius Heyward-Bey, but Wallace made more big plays during the year." Not too shabby for a 2nd day guy.

    I'd be thrilled with him in the 4th, though at the moment we have 6 WRs and roster spots will be hard to come by.
     
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    I don't want to jinx him but he has run a lot faster than 4.33 in the past.

     
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    I'm riding shotgun on the Mike Wallace bandwagon. (Insert joke here about how on Sunday, he'll give you a full Sixty Minutes. Ba-da-BOOM!) :rolleyes:

    I like what I've seen: Caught a TD in the Senior Bowl. Good work in Cotton Bowl vs. Texas Tech. Ssshhhhhh... he's a sleeper.
     
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    I don't think I agree on that, Mayo. Sam Aiken counts as a Kelley Washington, WR in name only. Slater has to work his way onto the roster. That leaves 4 essential locks , one of whom is an injury-prone 37-year-old on a one-year deal. A mid-round developmental prospect still makes sense, IMO.
     
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    I hope you're right. I would take Wallace over Slater in a heartbeat as a return guy, and he offers much more upside as a true WR. But I could easily see our current 6 WRs as our final 6 - not my preference.
     
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    Slater did well on ST (tackling-wise). Wouldn't be shocked to see him make it as a fourth-string S/ST.
     
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