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Ravens draft WR Tylan Wallace with No. 131 pick

Oklahoma State WR Tylan Wallace goes to the Baltimore Ravens with the No. 131 pick in the 2021 draft. Will he be a fantasy football asset to start his career?

Wide receiver Tylan Wallace #2 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys runs for seven yards on the last drive of the game against defensive back Adam Beck #24 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the fourth quarter at Boone Pickens Stadium on November 28, 2020 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. OSU won 50-44. Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images

Tylan Wallace had a tremendous four-year career at Oklahoma State Cowboys, which saw him become one of the best wide receivers in the Big 12 conference. Wallace will now look to translate that success over to Sundays in the NFL this season. The former Oklahoma St. standout was selected with the No. 131 pick by the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

In his final season at Oklahoma State, Wallace put together another good season, where he almost came close to putting up 1,000 receiving yards. The 5-foot-11 wideout missed out on that feat, but still produced 59 receptions for 922 yards and six touchdowns. Wallace’s best season happened in 2018, where he had a career-high 86 receptions for 1,491 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Scouting Report

Wallace doesn’t possess the speed that the top wideouts in this class have. But he still has a lot of very good skills that could make him a good NFL player. The former Oklahoma State standout can line up outside and will make the tough catches. If you go back and watch his games, you will see Wallace go up and get the football.

Despite his lack of explosiveness, Wallace can still stretch the field and does a good a job of tracking the ball. Additionally, he’s strong and has no problem getting physical at the line of scrimmage, which will help Wallace against press coverage. He won’t be a No. 1 wideout as a rookie, but could be a solid No. 2 wide receiver to start off.

Fantasy football impact

Rookie

Wallace will get a lot of chances to make an impact with the Baltimore Ravens. He is the second wide receiver that the Ravens have taken in the 2021 NFL Draft. The 5-foot-11 wide receiver can play on the outside and stretch the field, which will help out Hollywood Brown and Rashod Bateman. The former Oklahoma State wide receiver should be a WR3/FLEX option in fantasy football this season.

Long-term

If Miles Boykin does not pan out or continues to show growth, there’s room for Wallace to solidify himself as the team’s WR3. He has a knack for making tough catches and can tack the ball when stretch the field. With Wallace’s big play ability, he could become a WR2 for Baltimore.