Buffalo Bills 2018 Position Battle: Starting slot corner

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Levi Wallace, Rookie

(6-feet-tall, 179 pounds)

Contract: 3-year $1.7 million (non-guaranteed)

Career Notes

Undrafted free agent signing out of Alabama.

Started his collegiate career as a walk-on at Alabama.

Earned a scholarship and became a starter in 2017 season.

2017 Season: 3 INTs, 15 deflections, 48 total tackles.


Really? An undrafted free agent starting for the Bills?

Let me begin by saying, I am a big believer in Levi Wallace. He started as a walk-on and worked his way into a starter at the 33rd NFL franchise known as Alabama. Having a coach like Nick Saban recognize your tenacity and dedication goes a long way. Wallace had to beat out several five-star recruits to lock up a starting position, so I think he should be a consideration for starting nickel role.

Even though his journey through Alabama was remarkable, he still went undrafted. The reason for that is his inability to get physical with big receivers, lack of long distance speed and his inefficient tackling. Those three attributes paired with the lack of strength he showed during workouts landed him as an undraftable player.

I personally thought his game film showed a mid-round round talent, but he tested poorly and it obviously cost him in the long run. I would not bet against this kid making the roster or competing for the starting nickel.