Fluid athlete in the open field. Best in run support. Great at shedding blocks against players of similar builds and is always where he needs to be for his run fits and is a sure tackler. Is not detrimental in any coverage and plays with good instincts in Zone and the run game. Once he diagnoses where he needs to be he gets to where he needs to be and does his job. A good teammate that can contribute around the line of scrimmage.
Not the most physical player. In press coverage, he leaves a lot to be desired in hand usage at the line of scrimmage. Can play single high from time to time but definitely shouldn't be his primary deployment. Looks low effort during gang tackles instead of helping the pile or trying to force a fumble.
2019 Vs: Charlotte, South Carolina, Virginia, Ohio State 2018 Vs: Syracuse
Is an ideal nickel defender or box safety for the current NFL due to his solid athleticism and very good skills in run support. An instinctual player who is adequate at any coverages asked of him and will be a good addition to any secondary as the league puts more of a premium on nickel defenders. Look for him as an early day 3 target who can be a starter by the end of his rookie year. Any team without an entrenched starter at the nickel should be interested in Wallace.
Moves around the open field very well. Quick feet allow him to change direction fluidly Solid ability to contort his body at the catch point. Solid ability to bend around blocks. Long speed is good. I don’t necessarily think he’s fast enough to play single high consistently, but he’s not slow. Can get off of his spot quickly when he diagnoses where he needs to go. When he is coming to make tackles he can get caught off balance more often than he should by a ball carrier.
Big Play Ability
Is adequate in the slot and not a liability matched up against quicker WRs. Marginal press technique, but carries receivers well in-phase and competes at the catch point. Seems more comfortable in off-man than in press. Better at figuring out leverage from route stems than he is at combating releases in the slot. Good sense of route combinations and being where he should be. Good instincts put him in a good position to take away a target for the QB. Doesn't hand fight. He leans on a WR in phase but he shouldn't be running step for step with a man downfield and have to hand fight. In coverage, he understands leverage well and doesn't put himself in a position to have to flip his hips a significant amount. In the run game, I've seen his hips get exposed on more than one occasion by a ball carrier.