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NFL Draft 2009 Review: WRs Brandon Tate, Mike Wallace

Two draft picks that won’t see much playing time, because they have too many good players ahead of them on the depth chart.  If there’s an injury, they could get the call.

Brandon Tate was drafted by the Patriots, so there’s a reason not to put him on your fantasy team right there.  Not only do the Pats have some pretty good WRs already, but New England has a poor track record drafting WRs.  They haven't selected a decent one since Deion Branch in 2002.  Tate is so far down the WR depth chart that he might play defensive back.  No really.   So don't draft him unless Randy Moss and Wes Welker both get knifed in a bar fight during a Dropkick Murphys set (which, if you've ever been to Boston, is more likely than it sounds).


Mike Wallace was drafted by the defending champion Steelers, which is too bad because as they’re the defending champions they don’t suck.  Wallace is fast and should get a chance to run back kicks, but with Hines Ward, Santonio Holmes and Limas Sweed ahead of him on the WR depth chart, something pretty drastic would have to happen for him to see any significant time at WR.