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2021 NFL Draft Tylan Wallace Profile

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Welcome to the 2021 NFL Draft Profile for Tylan Wallace I’m excited as we get to take a look at a key prospect on the offensive side of the ball.

This is one of many articles that will break down the college career of the draft class as well as project how they will fit in the NFL.

Wallace was one of the most explosive players in all of college football his Sophomore year.

He missed most of his Junior season and the start of his Senior year due to an ACL injury, but he is fully healthy and ready to take on the NFL.

2021 NFL Draft Tylan Wallace Profile

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Collegiate Career

Overview

Waddle is a former four-star recruit who was heavily recruited by both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.

He was the 17th ranked WR on the 247 Sports 2017 recruiting big board.

Wallace has multiple accolades at the collegiate level. Just a few of them are:

  • First-Team All-American (2018)
  • 2x First-team All-Big 12 (2018, 2019)
  • Biletinkoff Finalist (2018)

Stats

Wallace played two full seasons at Oklahoma State before tearing his ACL during his Junior season.

After spending his Freshman season on special teams, his sophomore season was his coming out party.

Wallace was second in the nation in receiving yards in 2018 with 1,491 and fifth in touchdowns with 12.

Unfortunately for Wallace, mid-way through his Junior year, he tore his ACL after only playing 9 games.  He would finish his shortened Junior nor campaign with 53 catches, 903 yards and 8 touchdowns.

The ACL was not fully rehabbed until mid-way into the next season, once again costing him half a season. The upside here was that Wallace got to prove that he was back and fully healthy towards the end of his senior season.

He rounded out his career at Oklahoma State with 205 catches, 3,434 yards and 26 TDs, leaving as one of the great to put on the uniform.

Tale of the Tape

Wallace is a dynamic athlete with the traits to succeed at the next level.

He stands at 5’11”, 190 but he plays with a physical mindset and attitude that stands out among his peers.

Wallace has great body control, positioning himself every time to make the catch. His outstanding eye-hand coordination makes him a great red-zone target.

Going back to his physical style of play, it really translates in the slot and on drag routes. Combine that with his great hands, he more often than not makes the tough catch in traffic.

Something that does not show up in the stat sheets is his blocking ability (one of the best at his position). Wallace is very unselfish and is always willing to through a block to spring a teammate. That will go a long way in the NFL.

Draft Projections

If we have to nit-pick, Wallace could use a bit of a tune-up with his route running.

That being said, Wallace should go sometime in the second round of the draft, at worst fall to the early third.

There is not one team in the NFL that would not benefit from his style of play. He is a hard nose, unselfish player that puts his teammates first.

Conclusion

Where ever he lands will go a long way in determining his fantasy draft value.

His value will be the highest in PPR leagues, as I think he will be more of a “catches” guy than a “touchdown guy” at the next level.

I would not hesitate to take Wallace at the back end of your rookie drafts, especially if he lands on an offensive-minded team with a proven QB.


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About Jon Witt

Buffalo Boy born and raised. He loves his Buffalo sports unconditionally, despite them driving him nuts more often than not. Bleeds Dodgers Blue during the summer and wishes he had an NBA team. Plays all sorts of fantasy sports, has been for a very long time. Hit him up @JPW2542 with any comments or questions.

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