1. The Philadelphia Eagles got one of the most underrated players in the draft.
It isn’t totally erroneous to say that Wallace was overshadowed at Clemson for much of his time there. Thanks to a loaded roster, he only appeared in four games as a freshman. Then, there was all of that talk about Clelin Ferrell, Austin Bryant, Christian Wilkins, and Dexter Lawrence in 2017 before Trevor Lawrence showed up in 2018 and that defensive front four was dubbed by some as one of the greatest defensive lines college football had ever seen.
Lawrence, Wilkins, and Ferrell were all drafted in the first round of 2019’s draft, just months before the NCAA football season began. Once everything got going, we were all, again, given all of the Trevor Lawrence coverage that we could handle, along with the highlight reel performances of Tee Higgins on offense and Isaiah Simmons on defense.
All the attention they got was well-deserved, but it could also explain why a talent like Wallace could fade into the background. Simmons might have been the most versatile player in college football during the 2019 season, but his teammate in the backend was right behind him.
Wallace displayed great ball skills with ten pass breakups and two picks, while also demonstrating that he can play both in the slot and in the box, two skills that will serve him well at the professional level.