Chargers Draft

LA Chargers draft: 1 receiver to be excited about from rounds 3-7

STILLWATER, OK - NOVEMBER 28: Wide receiver Tylan Wallace #2 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys reaches back to catch a 40-yard pass against defensive back DaMarcus Fields #23 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders to set up a touchdown from the seven yard line in the second quarter at Boone Pickens Stadium on November 28, 2020 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. OSU won 50-44. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
STILLWATER, OK - NOVEMBER 28: Wide receiver Tylan Wallace #2 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys reaches back to catch a 40-yard pass against defensive back DaMarcus Fields #23 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders to set up a touchdown from the seven yard line in the second quarter at Boone Pickens Stadium on November 28, 2020 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. OSU won 50-44. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

LA Chargers’ third-round receiver: Tylan Wallace

The qualifications for each player on this list are going to be similar. They are going to be someone who can replace Mike Williams directly after the 2021 season or can at least replace what he offers to the team in the case that the Chargers draft a late receiver and then an early receiver in next year’s draft.

For that reason, most of the receivers are going to be vertical threats that are most likely to line up at Z receiver. That is exactly what Tylan Wallace is as he profiles very similarly to Williams (Williams is obviously more talented at this point in time).

Wallace is not quite as tall as Williams but he is six-foot and plays like he is taller. Wallace has average NFL speed with great vertically and smooth hands. He did not prove to be very versatile in college, but that does not mean that his route tree cannot expand.

That is what playing a smaller role for a season can help with.

Wallace had a fantastic season for Oklahoma State in 2020. In nine games he recorded 59 receptions for 922 yards and six touchdowns; averaging 15.6 yards per catch.

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