After all, we struggle to find a player bathing in more praise these days than the Dolphins wide receiver.
Should we buy into the swarm of puff pieces tabbing Wallace for a monster campaign?
Wallace's biggest obstacle might ultimately be ... Wallace. It was just last month when teammates whispered about the wideout as a player coaches weren't a fan of. The subject of trade rumors in March, Wallace is under pressure to show better chemistry with quarterback Ryan Tannehill -- and team brass.
"I think he's growing, I think has an unbelievable attitude," Lazor said. "He sat in my office and talked about the things that he thought he could do to grow and we're working on those things every day."
Here's the rest of the news from around the league during Thursday's mandatory minicamps:
- After Mike Pettine claimed his old mentor, Rex Ryan, handed out Jets defensive playbooks "like candy" -- with one copy even winding up in Bill Belichick's hands -- Gang Green's longtime coach shot down the story and said of Cleveland's new leader: "I don't understand what he's trying to gain by it ... Everyone needs to talk to Mike Pettine 'cause he's got all the answers."
Repeatedly calling Pettine's account "ridiculous," Rex acknowledged relations with his former Xs-and-Os soul mate rests "in a bad spot now. ... Like, 'Really dude?'"
- Cam Newton is a month ahead of schedule in his rehab from March ankle surgery. How do we know? Because Ace Boogie participated in 7-on-7 drills Thursday in Carolina's final minicamp jaunt. The Panthers passer completed 8 of 15 throws, picking up steam as the session went on. "Not 100 percent yet," said Cam. "But any progress is good progress."
- Terrible news for Johnathan Franklin. The second-year Packers running back tweeted Thursday that he's forced to move on from football due to a neck injury. "I understand God knows what he is doing (and) for now he has another platform for me to step upon," wrote the former UCLA star who harbors desires to become the mayor of Los Angeles. Interesting fellow. We wish him well.
- Will Chris Wesseling eat his softball pants? My fellow Around The League scribe vows to swallow yards of fabric if Brian Hoyer starts Week 1 over Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel. Asked by The MMQB about JFF's chances to start, Pettine said: "It could happen, but in my ideal world, it's not opening day."
- Stepping off his riding mower in the Mississippian wilderness, a beefed-up Brett Favre is throwing his weight around for a fellow named Thad.