2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Tylan Wallace

  • Tylan Wallace, 5-11/194

  • Wide Receiver

  • Oklahoma State

  • Tylan Wallace Scouting Report
    By Charlie Campbell

  • Super competitive
  • Tough
  • Dangerous after the catch
  • Runs hard
  • Good hands
  • Excellent on 50-50 passes
  • High points the ball well
  • Tracks the ball well
  • Quality route runner
  • Solid build
  • Red-zone weapon
  • Has a nose for the end zone
  • Overachiever

  • Weaknesses:
  • Not fast
  • No special dimension
  • Lacks explosion
  • Lacks mismatch height
  • Lacks mismatch speed

  • Summary: Wallace was one of the passing-driven Big XII’s steadier and more dangerous wide receivers over the past three seasons. He broke out in 2018, his first season of serious playing time, with 86 receptions for 1,491 yards and 12 touchdowns. Wallace then recorded 53 catches for 903 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior before a season-ending ACL tear that cut short what was on pace to be a prolific year. Wallace decided to return to Oklahoma State for 2020 and played well as a senior, snatching 59 passes for 922 yards and six touchdowns.

    Wallace is a real competitor who plays tough and has a drive to win. He is excellent on 50-50 passes, high pointing the ball and using his talented hands to snatch passes over defensive backs. Wallace shows excellent body control along the sideline and tracks the ball well. With quality technique, Wallace is a nifty route-runner and you don’t see him waste steps. If Wallace were faster, he would be a real problem for NFL defensive backs. His competitiveness and fearless style of play translate to Wallace being dangerous after the catch. He has the potential to become a starter in the NFL.

    While Wallace could be a starter, he does not have the elite size or speed to be a potential No. 1 receiver. Wallace is neither fast nor explosive nor sudden when it comes to what he’d need against NFL cornerbacks. He also is not overly big, and while he was superb at making catches over defensive backs at Oklahoma State, that skill will be diminished by the sheer size of corners in the NFL. Hence, Wallace could be more of a No. 2 or 3 receiver at the next level. Being a slot receiver might his future home.

    “Tylan is similar to Josh Doctson coming out of TCU, but shorter,” said an area scout. “[Wallace is] tough, runs good routes, runs well after the catch, plays bigger than his listed numbers, but he is not fast. He doesn’t have a natural special dimension in terms of mismatch size or speed for the NFL.”

    Team sources say they think Wallace has a shot at being a third- or fourth-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

    Player Comparison: Josh Doctson Some team sources have compared Wallace to Doctson. They are similar in being receivers who win by elevating to make receptions over defensive backs, but have issues with a lack of speed and an inability to separate.


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