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A year ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers had unquestionably the best depth at wide receiver in the NFL. They had veteran leadership, speed and a ton of skill.
This year, Hines Ward has moved into retirement, and Emmanuel Sanders is coming off an injury-filled campaign.
Jerricho Cotchery is back to play the possession role Ward held for so long, but there's going to be some competition on the back end.
Behind the top two starters (assuming Mike Wallace ends his ridiculous holdout and plays this season), there will be competition between Cotchery and Sanders for the third spot. I'd expect Sanders to win that, at least at first.
After that, the fifth spot and potentially the sixth spot are wide open.
One guy in the mix is Marquis Maze, who was a playmaker at Alabama and could develop into another Antonio Brown-type player with time.
While he probably isn't going to do that in 2012, Maze has a chance, if he makes the roster, to get into the mix with a team that will likely throw the ball a lot.