My Scouting Report for Tylan Wallace

Tylan Wallace

Team : Oklahoma St. Cowboys (FB) | Sports : Football | Position : WR | Status : Active | Location :United States

Player Scouting Report

Players Scouting Reviewer : myles.whitmore . Position :Wide Receiver [WR]

Tylan Wallace gained significant separation from defensive backs in the Big 12 due to his 4.4 speed. He isn't the fastest wideout, but he has enough juice to excel on deep routes.
Pass Catching
Tylan Wallace excels at hauling in catches at the highest point. His reliable hands make him a quality possession receiver who cleanly catches passes without letting them hit his body.
Route Running
Tylan Wallace is one of the best route runners in this draft class. Wallace's quick release combined with efficient footwork and agility makes him a quality possession receiver who regularly gains separation against man coverage. Also, Wallace has the footwork and recognition to find holes in zone coverage. He can start and stop on a dime, and his nice head fakes are excellent at confusing defenders.
Tylan Wallace is a good blocker who shoved Big 12 defenders to the ground with ease. Surprisingly, Wallace's ability to outmuscle defenders does not assist him as a route runner. When Wallace is pressed in coverage, he regularly gets pushed off his route. In fact, Tylan often chooses not to engage against press coverage. Therefore, he is not the most physical wideout, but he can hold his own when pushed.
Vertical Ability
Throughout his career at Oklahoma State, Tylan Wallace has made big plays on posts, corners, and fly-routes. When Wallace gets an accurate pass, he will take it to the house.
Run after Catch
Tylan Wallace is not a huge threat to gain yards after the catch. Wallace frequently gets tackled immediately after the catch and was tackled from behind against Oklahoma on what should have been a deep touchdown.
Catching in Traffic
Tylan Wallace's contested catchability is remarkable. Despite the poor quarterback play he has had for most of his career, Wallace excels at keeping concentration through contact. When you combine this with his height and wingspan, Wallace is a consistent high point catcher who hauls in some spectacular catches.
Big Play Ability
Tylan Wallace's contested catchability and ability to separate down the field make him a decent big-play threat. However, his ceiling is limited due to his inability to make defenders miss in space or break tackles.
Tylan Wallace suffered a torn ACL in 2019. Nevertheless, Wallace bounced back to catch 59 passes for 922 yards and six touchdowns in 2020.
Tylan Wallace is a tenacious blocker but struggles to break tackles or beat press coverage.
Tylan Wallace is one of the most productive receivers in this draft class. Since 2018, Wallace has averaged over 1,100 receiving yards per season. Moreover, Wallace was a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award to honor the nation's most outstanding WR.
Wallace has no known red flags.
Deep Threat
If you put Wallace in the right scheme, he is a terrific deep-threat. Due to his footwork, Tylan excels on stop-and-go routes, fly routes and will gain enough separation on a post route.
Over the Middle
Tylan Wallace's agility and football IQ help him across the middle. Wallace can shake defenders with crisp, efficient cuts and gain separation on slants and in routes due to his fancy footwork. Furthermore, he is a smart wideout who regularly finds the whole in zone coverage.
Tylan Wallace has impressive coachability, football intelligence, and recognition.
Few college players are as consistent as Tylan Wallace. Since 2018, Wallace has recorded an 81+ PFF grade in each season. Due to his reliable hands and impeccable footwork, he would be a consistent possession receiver in the NFL.
Tylan Wallace is the most underrated route runner in this draft class. During his time at OSU, Wallace ran a complete route tree with efficient footwork and elusiveness. Wallace's ability to shake defenders with crisp cuts, fancy footwork, and deceptive head fakes led him to be consistently double teamed by Big 12 defenders. Fortunately for him, he has the speed to outrun defensive backs along with the contest catchability to make them look silly in both man and zone coverage. As a result, he is a consistently productive possession receiver who also excels as a run blocker.
The biggest weakness to Tylan Wallace's game is his inability to beat press coverage. While Wallace got away with not engaging physical DBs in press coverage, he will definitely need to improve upon this before he gets to the NFL. Another issue for Tylan is the fact that he struggles to gain yardage after the catch. When he is in space, he lacks the elusiveness and strength to make defenders miss in space or break tackles.
Overall Analysis
Tylan Wallace projects to be a solid possession receiver at the next level. Due to his route running and reliable pass-catching, he would be a great receiver to target in the second round. However, it would not be crazy for a team to target him during the tail end of the first round. Any team who drafts Wallace will be receiving a player who excels on screen passes, plays well on the outside as a possession receiver and is a good deep-threat.
Compares to
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Untapped potential
peak potential
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