2018 NFL Draft: Levi Wallace Scouting Report

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 09: Defensive back Levi Wallace
TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 09: Defensive back Levi Wallace /

Alabama’s Levi Wallace is a small in stature 2018 NFL Draft cornerback prospect.

Levi Wallace has had a very productive college career. He has played in high pressures situations and performed well. However, his lack of size will cause him to fall when the 2018 NFL Draft rolls around in April.

Wallace not only lacks ideal height, but also has a tiny frame. The lack of bulk will cause some durability concerns as well as issues dealing with more physical wide receivers.

However, this is a scrappy player who fights for position and to get his hands on the football. Wallace does a great job getting himself in proper position which helps him generate pass breakups. He also features excellent ball skills and the ability to locate the football.

Wallace’s hip fluidity makes him someone capable of keeping in-phase with his target. His overall skill set makes him a solid fit as a slot corner at the next level.

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Despite his lack of size, he doesn’t hesitate to get involved in the action. Wallace will attack the ball carrier and uses proper form. Alabama also used him as a blitzer off the edge where he showed good timing and feel.

Wallace brings some added value as a potential special teams contributor with experience as a gunner on the punt team.

Other than his lack of size, Wallace has some major speed concerns. His 4.63 40-yard dash at the NFL combine drew some red flags. That numbers is an issue at the cornerback position where recovery speed is important.

However, Wallace could still find a role in the NFL as a slot guy. His man-coverage skills and ability to stick with his target in the short area are strong. There’s limited upside here, but a potential special teams ace with rotational help at cornerback.