One of the reasons the Steelers ended up in a contract stalemate with Wallace was the emergence of Brown, who some believe ultimately has the better upside in terms of route-running, hands and consistency. A relative unknown as primarily an explosive return man entering training camp last season, Brown steadily moved up the depth chart, surpassing Emmanuel Sanders and Hines Ward. All three of his starts came in the second half of the season, and Brown averaged 84.6 receiving yards per game. He also had four-plus catches in eight of the Steelers’ final 10 games, so Brown is clearly building a strong rapport with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. He finished last season as the first player in NFL history to have more than 1,000 yards receiving and 1,000 yards in returns while being named the Steelers’ MVP by his teammates.