Levi Wallace – CB
Levi Wallace and Foster share a few things in common; both went to Alabama, went undrafted, and then proved everyone wrong as rookies on the Bills. Now, after just seven games as a starter, Wallace is booked in as the starting cornerback opposite star Tre’Davious White.
After switching through multiple insufficient players following Vontae Davis‘ abrupt retirement, the Bills found their answer to their cornerback conundrum in Wallace. Despite playing just seven games, Wallace recorded 37 total tackles and three pass deflections.
Wallace’s Pro Football Focus grade of 83.5 was fourth best in the league in 2018 and highest amongst all rookie cornerbacks–that rarely, if ever, happens for an undrafted player with seven NFL games to his name. He allowed just 94 total yards on 19 targets, and 0.45 yards per coverage snaps–per PFF–, the latter of which is the highest in the NFL for players with 135+ snaps played.
Wallace is one a similar undrafted free agent contract as Foster’s, meaning he’ll be a free agent next year. The Bills will surely–if he continues to perform–accept the exclusive rights free agent tag and bring him on for 2021. Considering how good he looked last year as the No. 2 cornerback, the Bills would be wise to extend him. Like with all of these players, they should do so when his value is the lowest; as it currently stands, that looks like right now.
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