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Overall Football Traits
Production 3 2004: Wallace signs with Oregon State but does not enroll or play football. 2005: Wallace enrolls at Mississippi 2005 and appears in 10 games that year. He returns four kickoffs for a total of 48 yards. 2006-'08: Wallace starts 28 of the 37 games he appears in catching a total of 101 passes for a total of 1,910 yards and 15 touchdowns. He carries the ball 11 times for a total of 97 yards and returns 56 kickoffs for a total of 1,343 yards and two touchdowns.
Height-Weight-Speed 2 Adequate height, adequate bulk and excellent speed.
Durability 1 Durability is not a concern to our knowledge.
Character 2 Majoring in African American Studies. There have been no off-the-field incidents to our knowledge.
Wide Receiver specific Traits
Separation Skills 3 Explodes off the ball and eats up cushions. Tempos routes well but a bit high coming out of cuts and needs to transition out of breaks better. Showed better-than-expected upper body strength at the combine but doesn't use hands well on film and going to have problems getting a clean release working against press coverage. Can get pushed around by bigger corners.
Ball Skills 3 Shows sound body control. Does a nice job of positioning body between defender and ball. Tracks the deep ball extremely well. However, lets the ball get to frame on occasion and can drop passes that should catch.
Vertical Speed 2 Goes from 0-60 mph extremely quickly and can run by most corners.
Run After Catch 3 Slippery open-field runner that can make defenders miss and flashes breakaway speed. However doesn't show great vision and won't break many tackles.
Competitiveness and Toughness 4 Does a nice job of going up and fighting for the ball. Willing to attack the middle of the field. However, needs to develop a mean streak. Effort as a run blocker is inconsistent.
1 = Exceptional 2 = Above average 3 = Average 4 = Below average 5 = Marginal