Fast doesn’t even begin to describe Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace nor does it give him enough credit. Wallace can potentially score a touchdown anytime he touches the ball due to his seemingly electric abilities. So far in his five-year career, he has only had 257 catches; however, he has had 4,323 yards for a jaw dropping 16.8 yards per catch with 33 touchdown receptions. The only real knock on Wallace’s game is the fact that his size can hurt him as he is only 6-feet tall and weighs 180 pounds, so if he were ever to go up for a ball a big hard hitting safety could knock him out fairly easily, not to mention have very little if any shame about it as well.
Despite his gaudy numbers he’s put up over his career, Wallace’s numbers in his first year have been less than stellar, especially for the amount of money the Dolphins invested in him as he signed a $60 million contract over five years. While this year, his contract is extremely cap-hit friendly being worth only $3.25 million. However, in 2014, that number soars quicker than a super sonic jet as it goes all the way up to $17.25 million, which eats almost as much cap space as Buffalo Bills big free-agent acquisition from last season in Mario Williams. Speaking of the Bills, the man who will have to cover Wallace will be likely Leodis McKelvin, who has the speed to keep up with him not to mention two healthy hands as compared to Stephon Gilmore who is still recovering from his broken wrist and that wouldn’t bode well at all for the Bills.
All and all, this should be a great one-on-one battle today and it’ll be interesting to see if Mike Wallace finally has his breakout game as a member of the Dolphins or does he continue to flounder this year and just eat up cap space down in South Beach.