Tylan Wallace Draft Prospect Profile and Scouting Report

Oklahoma State WR Tylan Wallace is profiled in advance of the 2021 NFL Draft

Name: Tylan Wallace 

School:  Oklahoma State 

Year:  Senior 

Position: Wide Receiver 

Measurements:  5’11 193lbs 

 

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General Info: 

Has a twin brother who also plays at Oklahoma State. From Fort Worth, TX. Attended South Hills High School. Also played baseball and track and field in high school. He played some running back in addition to receiver. A four-star prospect coming out of high school. Returned punts and kicks as a freshman at Oklahoma State. Averaged 17.33 yards per catch as a sophomore. Had 10 catches for 222 yards and two touchdowns and put up almost the same exact numbers against Oklahoma. Tore his ACL in practice week 9 of his junior season. Still ended the season with 903 receiving yards. He was able to rehab himself and play in 10 games in 2020.  

 

Positional Skills:

Positives: He plays a physical brand of football. Shows a good leaping ability for jump balls or 50/50 balls. Wallace has shown he can catch the back shoulder throw. Tylan is always trying to get yards after the catch; even while being tackled. The OSU receiver flashes strong hands to pluck the ball out of the air even when a defender is draped on him. He is a physical runner; he will lower his shoulder and try to punish the tackler. When he runs his routes, he drives hard on the defensive back which allows him to make quick cuts and or breaks on his routes. Wallace shows good concentration when the ball is in the air, he does not look up the field before he has caught the ball. This ends up creating separation for Wallace to get open. He uses a jab step to either the inside or outside to get open. He has quick feet and gets to top speed fast. Wallace will occasionally use a head bob to get open. Has a swipe move with his hands that he uses to get free from press coverage. Wallace will also use a spin move to get extra yards. The OSU receiver is also a good blocker, he has good technique and goes hard. Tylan is a good route runner; in that all his routes look the same until he makes his cut. He will throw out a stiff arm to get YAC. Wallace has an amazing ability to adjust to the ball in the air, he can contort his body into all kinds of positions. 

Negatives: He will body catch some throws. His speed is just average. Not very big for his physical brand that he plays. There are concerns with how that will hold up against bigger, stronger NFL players. Not really a deep threat, he is not someone that is going to take the top off a defense. Wallace tore his ACL in 2019 so the medical checkup on his knee will be important. He was not really used in the slot at OSU, but he has the skill set and play style to be a really good slot receiver. Wallace did not run a huge variety of routes at OSU. He mostly lined up on the offenses right side, he did not line up on the left and only occasionally was used in motion. 

 

Fit with the Packers:

Wallace would be a great fit with the Packers. While he doesn’t have the quick twitch or pure deep speed of some of the other receivers in the class, he definitely brings a physicality that many of them lack. He also has really good hands and can contort his body to catch any ball thrown near him. He can also win the 50/50 jump balls and is very good at back shoulder fades that Aaron Rodgers likes to throw. His skill set would fit in great working out of the slot, on the outside and could even be used in the backfield. He can be a great slot receiver because of his route running, his fearlessness, great hands, and route running. He fits the type of receiver that LaFleur likes as well. Tylan just needs to learn how to play the slot. He has all the requisite skills to do it, he can block, plays physical, etc…Tylan would be a great fit for the Packers in the 2nd-3rd round range. 

 
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February 26, 2021 at 09:58 am

Not a Fit. Same as Moore. Who was cut. Lets stay away from the Body catcher.

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February 26, 2021 at 10:12 am

Yes, let’s obsess over WRs, despite the fact we have an excellent group of pass catchers already.

We need to replace our starter at center, right tackle, running back, cornerback, ILB. We could certainly use a DL. I’d bet a sizeable sum that our personnel department isn’t as obsessed with a runsfastjumpshigh guy as the people who watch hilight videos.

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