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NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Report: Abraham Wallace, DB, West Alabama

Abraham Wallace of West Alabama recently interviewed with NFL Draft Diamonds

NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Report: Abraham Wallace, DB, West Alabama by Brandon Davis

Name: Abraham Wallace

Height: 6000

Weight: 190 lbs.

Position: Nickel CB/Safety

Draft Class: 2019

College: West Alabama (2018), Texas Tech (2017), LSU (2014-2016)

Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA

Projected 40 Yd Dash: 4.48 secs.

High School: Dunham School

Games Watched: 2018 Highlights

2018 Stats (West Alabama): 12 GP, 60 Tackles, 7.5 TFL, 0.5 Sack, 1 FF, 2 INT, 1 QBH, 8 BRUP

2017 Stats (Texas Tech): 3 GP, 1 Tackle

2016 Stats (LSU): 7 GP, 1 Tackle

2015 Stats (LSU): No Stats

2014 Stats (LSU): DNP (Redshirted)

Positives: Good height & frame at DB with okay arm length. Shows good AA, decent footspeed, and competitiveness from both the Nickel CB & Safety positions. Displays good mental processing skills from the Nickel CB position &leverage to diagnose & fight through blocks to stop bubble screens &flare routes to the flats. Breaks on the ball well while in zone coverage against curls & crossing routes. Demonstrates some hand/eye coordination ability to haul in a tipped pass. Can provide run support from multiple spots,including the edge. Is quick in pursuit off the edge to stop HB Dives, and uses leverage to set the edge & stop off-tackle runs. Is alert & quick to run downhill from the Safety spot to fill gaps. Has okay wrap-up skills when tackling. Can also play as a gunner on punt coverage.

Negatives: Plays abit high in his back pedal, has stiff hips which limits his COD skills. Onlyshows marginal trail technique ability in man coverage. Can let a WR get behindhim while playing the Nickel CB position when defending the deep ball in man coverage. Tends to aim high near the neck/shoulders or down at a ball carrier’sfeet when tackling despite his wrap-up skills.

Summary: A participant on special teams at LSU under Ed Orgeron & at Texas Tech under then head coach Kliff Kingsbury before being a starter in 2018 at West Alabama under head coach Brett Gilliland & defensive coordinator Steve Sisa. Was used in multiple position in West Alabama’s 4-2-5 scheme. Wallace relies on mental processing, quickness, and pursuit skills to make plays in zone coverage & against the run, but plays with a high back pedal and stiff hips. Can be a liability against speed WR’s in man coverage from the Nickel CB position. Will be a good contributor on special teams while improving his man coverage & COD skills as a Nickel CB.

Player Ranking: N/A

Position Ranking: N/A

Projection: Priority Free Agent (PFA)

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