Round 2 – Oklahoma State WR Tylan Wallace
Washington trades back a few spots here, while gaining another Top 100 pick. With their No. 54 overall pick, Washington selects wide reciever Tylan Wallace from Oklahoma State University. The terms of the trade down are listed below.
Tylan Wallace is a guy with straight-line track speed who’s no stranger to making big plays. He’s a true three-level receiver with excellent contested catch ability and dynamic potential, and he would be an immediate upgrade at the Z position.
A three-year starter at Oklahoma State, Wallace’s production has been unmatched. With over 890 yards in every season since 2018, plenty of touchdowns, and game-breaking plays, Tylan Wallace adds a deep threat dimension that Washington could use in their offense.
Standing 5’11″, 185 pounds, Wallace played a major portion of his snaps out wide. While some believe a move to the slot in the NFL might be the best call, his explosiveness and understanding of angles and separation on the outside have been proven at Oklahoma State.
Last season, Wallace placed top five in terms of deep catches, as well as contested catches. He also ranked in the Top 15 in terms of deep yards, as he can be a guy who at times you can target to “make a play”.
Wallace’s fit is an easy one to see, as you can move him inside and outside and utilize him in a plethora of ways. His deep threat ability makes you salivate imagining him with a free release in the slot. However, his ability to run routes like curls or comebacks can make him a formidable chain mover as well.
As an athlete, his speed and explosiveness aren’t mistaken for playing “soft” as he’s no stranger to playing like a bigger wideout. With 13 contested catches last season, and 43 contested catches over the last three seasons, Wallace plays much bigger than his 185-pound frame.
Wallace would be a fantastic fit with both Fitzpatrick and Fields, as both could utilize his game-breaking speed, while also giving him a shot to make plays with his immaculate contested catch ability.