2021 NFL Draft: Tylan Wallace looks strong in return from knee injury

Tylan Wallace looks strong and needs to be taken seriously as a 2021 NFL Draft prospect.

Oklahoma State wide receiver Tylan Wallace suffered a torn ACL late last season and it could have hurt his 2021 NFL Draft stock in a big way. Wallace has been a big-time playmaker for Oklahoma State since his sophomore season of 2018, but a major injury like this is obviously concerning.

Luckily for Wallace, his return to action has gone extremely well this season and he looks like the same major playmaker at the wide receiver position. Last weekend against Kansas, Wallace had his biggest game yet, catching nine passes for 148 yards and two touchdowns. He now has 19 receptions for 320 yards and those two touchdowns on the season and appears ready to get his 2021 NFL Draft stock back on track.

Wallace is a quick and elusive player who shows impressive natural route-running ability. He does a great job of finding space against both man and zone coverage and is a major threat after the catch. Wallace is naturally elusive in the open field and shows impressive power and contact balance for a wide receiver.

Wallace knows how to create space, but also shows great concentration in contested-catch situations. His ability to work through traffic and make plays is legitimately special and should translate extremely well to the next level.

The 2021 NFL Draft class expects to be absolutely loaded at the wide receiver position. With that much competition, Wallace will have a tough time becoming a first-round prospect, but his ability to make plays coming off of this knee injury needs to be noted.

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Wallace is an extremely talented player who undoubtedly has exciting upside at the next level. He shows the ability to make plays on the outside and out of the slot and would be an exciting weapon in any high-powered offensive attack. Let’s not forget about Tylan Wallace in this loaded class, he is undoubtedly a high-level 2021 NFL Draft prospect who can make an immediate impact for his NFL team.