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.