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Mike Wallace should be able to succeed in Baltimore

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The veteran wide receiver should fare better than he did last year.

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One of the most important signings, in my opinion, was the Baltimore Ravens' signing of former Pro Bowl wide receiver Mike Wallace. He's a veteran wide receiver who should be able to give the Ravens another deep threat, even if he isn't the same player that he was as a Pittsburgh Steeler. The presence of Wallace as a deep threat should take some of the pressure off of Perriman to perform immediately, which should make things easier for the young receiver.

It's unlikely that Wallace will put up the same numbers that he did when he was a Steeler. The Ravens aren't going to make him their starting receiver and Wallace has lost a little bit of his speed. But that's not what the Ravens brought him in for. It's also unlikely that Wallace puts up the same pitiful numbers that he did when he was with the Minnesota Vikings last year. Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco should have an easier time connecting with Wallace downfield and we should all know that Joe Flacco likes to go deep. Wallace's skills should get put to good use.

I believe that Wallace will get the starting job early in the season but will gradually be moved into a rotational role as Breshad Perriman starts to work into a starting role. I predict that Wallace will have 30 receptions for 620 yards and four touchdowns.