Levi Wallace

Alabama
CB

Prospect Info

College
Alabama
Hometown
Class
Tucson, AZ
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 0"
179 lbs
32 3/4”
Hands
9 3/8”

Prospect Grade

5.08
Better-than-Average Chance to Make NFL Roster
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
4.63
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Vertical Jump
33.0
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Broad Jump
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In Nick Saban's Alabama football program, the chances of a walk-on earning a starting role are slim. The four- and five-star recruit in the defensive backfield make it even more likely that a cornerback would rise to the top of the depth chart. Wallace did just that, however, after some coaxing from his late father, who passed away in the spring of 2014 from ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease). Levi did not see the field in 2014 or 2015, but earned respect -- and a scholarship -- from Saban before the 2016 season. He played in 11 games as a reserve and on special teams that season before taking on the starting role in 2017. Wallace led the Tide with 15 pass breakups, also intercepting three passes while teams tried to stay away from Minkah Fitzpatrick and Anthony Averett. He also had 48 tackles, 4.5 for loss, and two sacks.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 7/PFA
Overview
While Wallace doesn't have the pedigree or the impressive height, weight speed numbers that most Alabama cornerbacks have, he played with the confidence of a multi-year starter this season. Wallace has already packed on weight since coming to Alabama and may not be able to carry the play strength teams are looking for. However his athleticism, length and ball production should have teams willing to take a shot on him in the later rounds.
Strengths
  • Faced long odds to be in this position, but persevered
  • Went from intramural flag football team to college football playoffs starter in just three years
  • Thin, but long
  • Throws diSenioruptive press jab with full arm extension and good timing
  • Plays with decent discipline with his feet
  • Waits for receiver to commit to release before opening his hips
  • Matches patterns with quality feet
  • Good closing burst on ball from off coverage
  • Looks to shade passing lane with inside arm when trailing on in-breaking routes
  • Allowed completion percentage of just 32.7 percent this year
  • Had 15 passes defensed this season as full-time starter
  • Takes away underthrown balls with soft hands
Weaknesses
  • Slightly built with skinny limbs
  • Plays strength is an obvious concern on tape
  • Gets big-bodied by physical receivers who knock him off-balance
  • Needs to do a better job of getting his head around to find the football
  • Acceleration to close separation is just average
  • Can be disjointed in transitioning hips against outside-in release
  • Grab and drag tackler who always takes the worst of the collision
  • Won't offer core special teams value
Sources Tell Us

"He's the opposite of all the other guys on that defense. I think he was a zero stars prospect and he's turned himself into a starter all the way from being a walk-on. To do that at Alabama tells you about his mental toughness. He can play a little bit too." - AFC team regional scout

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GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league