Saturday, February 16, 2013

Mike Wallace

The Miami Dolphins have a ton of money to spend this offseason, and they have a wide receiver group that is underwhelming so they are likely going to be tied to every free agent wide receiver in the coming weeks. Guys like Wes Welker, Mike Wallace, Dwayne Bowe, Greg Jennings, and Danny Amendola will be linked to the 'Phins, but according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald there is more than just rumors when it comes to Miami's interest in Wallace. This is a guy who is looking for a massive payday above all else (winning...who will be his QB...will he be featured in the offense etc).

In his four year career Wallace averages 1,010 receiving yards with eight touchdowns per season which is significantly more production than Miami usually gets from their receivers (especially the scoring). Brandon Marshall had gaudy numbers with Miami, but Wallace can be even better.

Wallace will be 27 when next season starts, and he is a player that has developed in my opinion (and others). This guy was once a deep threat - only - but he has developed into a legit receiver who is dangerous all over the field. What I value about him is he is a guy who opposing defenses have to game-plan for on every play. If Brian Hartline returns he would benefit greatly from having Wallace opposite him, and Davone Bess would surely reap great benefits from adding Wallace.

Wallace will have several suitors, but the Dolphins should very much be in play as they look like a franchise that can satisfy his contract demands (and a franchise that would be fine agreeing to Wallace's massive demands). Miami needs to pair Ryan Tannehill with Mike Wallace as I think the results would be thrilling.

Craig Ballard is a NFL/NBA/MLB writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @craigballard77, and you can find all of his NFL articles HERE