Levi Wallace, CB, Alabama
Being a walk-on at any college is hard enough. Walking on at Alabama to play football is probably as tough as it gets. Levi Wallace did just that. He was able to prove to head coach Nick Saban and the amazing coaching staff that he was capable of being a starter even though he never received a scholarship to play at Alabama.
Wallace isn’t the fastest or most athletic player in the world. However, when he was on the field, he was able to make big-time plays and help Alabama become one of the best defenses in the nation.
Typically, Alabama starters don’t see the third day of the draft. However, Wallace will. Teams don’t want a player like him because of his lack of athleticism, especially at the cornerback position. However, Wallace may be the hardest working player in this draft class. What he lacks in speed and athleticism he makes up with very reliable coverage skills.
Wallace could be the depth piece the weak Packers secondary needs. Along with his amazing work ethic, he would fit right in with the blue-collar culture in Packers News.
He wouldn’t be your every-down player, but he will be able to make plays as a nickel or dime back in his rookie season. It will go up from there if you give him time to develop. That is really the key to every late-round pick. You have to give them time to develop, case in point, Levi Wallace.