Oklahoma State football star Tylan Wallace is headed to the 2021 NFL Draft.
Oklahoma State wide receiver Tylan Wallace is among college football’s most electrifying players due to his speed and awareness. After a great career at Oklahoma State, the senior wideout has declared for the 2021 NFL Draft where he has a shot to be a first-round pick.
After head coach Mike Gundy pulled Wallace in the second half of the Cheez-It Bowl, won by Oklahoma State over Miami, it was revealed that Gundy removed the senior to “protect him from potential injury.”
With his college career as a Cowboy over, Wallace turns to the pros where his speed will certainly attract the eyes of scouts, and his size warrants him as a slot receiver who can move outside provided the right team selects him.
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Tylan Wallace may be the most underrated receiver in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Standing at 6-feet and weighing 190 pounds, Wallace has the makeup of a solid slot receiver and the frame of Stefon Diggs, a likely 2020 All-Pro with the Buffalo Bills. Additionally, his production has been outstanding. Wallace caught 205 passes for 3,434 yards through four years, averaging 16.8 per catch and 26 touchdowns.
While Wallace is not at the top of most teams’ draft boards, his resume warrants heavy consideration of a late pick in the first round. It’s a given that receivers such as Alabama’s Devonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle, along with LSU’s Ja’Marr Chase, will likely be taken in the first round, but Wallace has the potential to come off the board right behind them.
In the Big 12, having an offense is essential given that defense is not in their resume. Wallace was the reason behind Oklahoma State’s production, and now he has the opportunity to provide the same for an NFL team that chooses to invest in him.