Vikings Draft 2021: Four-round risk-reward mock draft

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Third Round (Pick No. 78)

Tylan Wallace – WR (Oklahoma State)

Injuries are the absolute worst, especially when they directly affect the career and draft projection of one of the best players in college football. Tylan Wallace was streamlining towards being one of the top players in the draft back in 2019 before he tore his ACL in practice and missed the rest of his season.

His injury landed him back at Oklahoma State for one final season in 2020, a season that was not exactly what he had planned. He still put up great numbers in his final season, but I truly think he could have been a first-round selection if he was healthy throughout his career.

Wallace finished his final season with 922 yards and six touchdowns for the Cowboys. In 2018, Wallace was one of the best wide receivers in college football. His sophomore season saw him catch 86 passes for 1,491 yards and 12 touchdowns. Now, he is projected to land somewhere in the middle of the draft as an absolute steal if he can stay on the field in the NFL.

Minnesota needs to add playmakers and depth in the receiving group and Wallace is a great option at this stage of the draft. His Pro Day numbers are not great, but his film speaks for itself. Tylan Wallace is going to be a reliable receiver in the NFL at some point in the near future.