Free Agent: Mike Wallace
Born: 08/01/1986, in New Orleans, LA
Rookie Year: 2009
Former Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
The Dolphins have signed Mike Wallace to a 5 year deal worth $60 million that can escalate to as much as $65 million with incentives.
Wallace is one of the fastest players in the NFL, running a 4.33 40 yard dash at the Combine. His speed has translated to the field as he has a yards per catch average of over 17 yards for his career.
In 2012, Wallace had a down year due. The cause appears to be a change to an offensive system that required more quick passes to protect Ben Roethlisberger. He was ranked 91th for overall performance from the wide receiver position. This metric takes into account everything from pass catching to run blocking to penalties.
In 2011, Wallace was ranked 13th overall.
I've included a game by game performance of his previous season courtesy of PFF.
As you can see, his performance was down in 2012 overall compared to 2011.
If used correctly, Wallace is a dangerous deep threat that will force the secondary to back off and could open up the short and intermediate passing game as well as the running game.