MARKUS WHEATON TOOK full advantage of the opportunity to help himself in the NFL Draft. His combine…
Wheaton in 3rd round, moves OSU streak to 13
A first team All-Pac-12 selection and a third team All-America pick by CBSSports.com this past season, Wheaton finished his career third on OSU's all-time receiving yards list with 2,994 hashes.
His 91 receptions as a senior matched the single season record at Oregon State.
Wheaton is the first OSU wide receiver to be taken in the NFL Draft since Sammie Stroughter was taken in the seventh round of the 2009 draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Wheaton's selection also marks the 13th consecutive year that an Oregon State alum has been taken in the NFL Draft.
Since 2001 Oregon State, Oregon, USC, Cal and ASU are the only Pac-12 teams with at least one NFL Draft selection.
It is the first selection of a former Beaver by Pittsburgh since Keenan Lewis went to the Steelers in the third round of the 2009 draft.
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