It’s been established in this space that if Tennessee wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson is available, the Pittsburgh Steelers should select him with the No. 17 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
But what if Patterson is gone by the time the Steelers pick? What if they pick an outside linebacker or a running back instead?
That would be OK, but the Steelers still would need to take at least one wide receiver in the draft. They need to alleviate the loss of speedster Mike Wallace.
They don’t necessarily have to find a Wallace clone. It takes more than just speed to be a complete wide receiver.
That said, the Steelers might be tempted to do some window shopping and take a look at the fastest receivers in the 2013 draft. Patterson’s 40-yard dash time of 4.42 seconds was the sixth-fastest among receivers at the NFL Scouting Combine, according to NFL.com.
How about the five receivers who ran faster than Patterson?
Let’s take a look at the Fast Five of the 2013 NFL Draft class and assess where i...