We’ve gone over several different receivers that the Las Vegas Raiders could look at taking in the 2021 NFL Draft.
The good thing about a class as deep as the wide receiver position is this year is that there is no shortage of options that will be available in the later rounds.
Oklahoma State’s Tylan Wallace is a receiver who could offer great value outside the first round.
Wallace has shown the ability to put up eye-popping numbers in his career with the Cowboys.
In his sophomore season in 2018, he exploded and recorded career highs across the board.
Wallace's final numbers were 86 catches for 1,491 yards and 12 touchdowns while averaging 17.3 yards per catch.
His yardage numbers were the most in the Power 5 and were the second-most in the entire NCAA.
Wallace was on his way to producing another great season in 2019, but it ended after nine games when he tore his ACL.
He would return for his senior season in 2020, and by all accounts showed no ill-effects
In 10 games, Wallace would finish with 59 catches for 922 yards and six touchdowns.
He also had his best ranking from Pro Football Focus at 12th among receivers in 2020.
Wallace’s standout trait is his explosiveness, as he lived as a downfield threat while at OSU.
He can play much bigger than his size of 6 feet and 190 pounds, having the most contested catches in FBS the last three years with 43.
He’s also shown to be consistently productive, averaging 100 yards per game in those same three years.
Wallace did have issues with physical cornerbacks and doesn’t possess strong route-running chops, most notably on underneath and intermediate routes.
With that physicality issue, there’s been thought that a full-time move to the slot might be the ideal role for Wallace in the league.
No matter what role he ends up playing, Wallace brings a career of consistent production and appeal as a field stretcher to an offense.
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