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2021 NFL Draft Profile: Tylan Wallace

2021 NFL Draft Profile: Tylan Wallace

2021 NFL Draft Profile: Tylan Wallace

Teams are always looking to add more weapons to their passing game and there is no lack of options at the wide receiver position in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft, including Tylan Wallace. Here's a look at what teams like and have some concerns about when it comes to taking a chance on the two-time, first-team All-Big Ten honoree from Oklahoma State.

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Tylan Wallace Draft Profile

College: Oklahoma State
Class: Sr.
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 180

Strong Points

An acrobat downfield, Wallace is a big-play threat who plays much bigger than his size at the catch point. He’s a twitched-up mover, with the quickness to win early in the route. When he gets the ball in his hands early in the down, he’s a slippery runner who packs more power than you’d think for a receiver his size. When working downfield, he’s excellent tracking the ball and has the rare body control and flexibility to adjust for the difficult catch. He does a nice job subtly battling downfield, with the hand-fighting and little push-offs to help create late separation. He attacks the ball in contested-catch situations.

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Weak Points

There are size concerns, especially connected to durability. Medicals will be key after he suffered an ACL tear in October 2019, although he did come back and have a productive 2020. He’ll have to prove he can handle press coverage against bigger, more physical defensive backs in the NFL.

Summary

He’s the kind of big-play threat who can become a functional No. 1 receiver even if he doesn’t look like the prototype.

Final Grade: 2nd/3rd round

Year

G

REC

YDS

YPC

TD

R-ATT

R-YDS

TD

2017

13

7

118

16.9

0

0

0

0

2018

13

86

1,491

17.0

12

1

6

1

2019

9

53

903

17.0

8

1

0

0

2020

10

59

922

16.0

6

1

7

0

Career

45

205

3,434

16.8

26

3

13

1

Athlon Sports 2021 NFL Draft Guide

(Top photo courtesy by Bruce Waterfield/OSU Athletics)