WT: 185 lbs
High School: South Hills (Fort Worth, TX)
Accolades: 2019 2nd Team All-Big 12, 2nd Team All-Academic Big 12. 2018 Biletnikoff Award finalist. 2018 1st Team All-American, 1st team All-Big 12.
Summer Scouting Report: WR Tylan Wallace, Oklahoma State
Athleticism: Tylan Wallace is an electric athlete. Shows great quickness and body control, explosive off of the line of scrimmage and has the ability to win jump balls and contested catches by going up. His vertical leap is going to be insane. Skies for catches all of the time. That being said, Wallace will not separate well on deeper routes with speed because he isn’t a top-end burner. He probably will run in the 4.53-4.58 range.
Release/Route Running: Wallace is a good route runner but seems to have run a more limited route tree in the Oklahoma State system. Mike Gundy has always limited receivers with their routes. He’s very explosive and can outwork people off of the snap, but doesn’t do well through a physical press. His frame is too small and allows bigger defensive backs to control him and remove him from the play. Shows good ability to control the top of his breaks and get separation on timing routes.
Catch Ability: Wallace either makes great catches or drops them. I saw a lot of drops on tape that were blatant, and that worries me a little bit. I think that Wallace flashes the ability to make catches through contact, because of his fearlessness when going after the ball, but his smaller frame limits him from truly being able to absorb some of the contacts.
Field Vision/Contact Balance: Tylan Wallace is amazing after the catch. He has excellent field vision, seems to have eyes in the back of his head. Avoids contact after the catch with ease. Sneaky athleticism and core strength that makes him difficult to bring down in the open field. Every play is potentially a touchdown when he gets the ball in his hands.
Blocking Ability: Wallace isn’t yet a consistent blocker on the perimeter, but he finds a way to impact the play. Struggles to lock down bigger defenders, so he really needs to grow into his frame a little more and fine-tune his hand placement with his blocking technique.
Leadership/Personality: No known off-of-the-field issues. Very intelligent personality. Handles himself extremely well with the media. He should be fine in a locker room.
Tylan Wallace has a lot of traits that really stand out. His run after the catch ability, his athleticism to win and get catches, he creates just enough separation, runs good routes, etc. I like the aspects of his game and I think he can impact a team immediately. However, the drops have got to get cleaned up. He drops a lot of footballs that he shouldn’t be dropping. That will always limit his true effectiveness, but Wallace shows tremendous ability to be used in multiple ways across the team and be a great football player at the next level.
What I want to see in 2020: I really want to see Wallace put on some weight this year. He’s under 190 pounds right now, and I’d really like to see him check in around 195-200. The drops are horrid. He drops a lot of passes that he should catch with ease, so I would like to see him clean that up more. I think a bigger frame would help him tremendously in that regard.
Grade: Instant Impact.