2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: LB Garret Wallow

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Garret Wallow is a former safety that converted to linebacker. He has remained a loose mover and it’s easy to see that he’s a former defensive back. An outstanding blitzer, he has the closing speed in order to finish plays in a hurry by bringing targets down to the ground. Wallow’s speed to the ball is slightly above average and he has the speed necessary to chase down ball-carriers. His instincts are still developing, but he shows an understanding of concepts being developed in front of him. One of his greatest assets is his athleticism in all types of coverage. He’s proven to have the awareness to play zone, but also the elusiveness in order to sustain in man coverage. A consistent tackler, he runs his face and chest through rushers and has lots of hitting power behind his body. Wallow isn’t shy at all with showing up in run support. Naturally, Wallow is still feeling his way out at the position even though he’s had experience at the WILL (weakside) spot. He still often takes false steps and there are periods of guessing rather than reading and reacting to the actions that are presented in front of him. Wallow has plenty of promise, but he remains raw in many important elements. Listed at 230 pounds, he could serve to add some more weight onto his frame and possibly even make the switch to the strong side as he gains more second-level experience. For now, he’s at his best on the weak side where his strengths and athleticism can be utilized the most.

Ideal Role: Developmental WILL linebacker.

Scheme Fit: 4-3 or 4-2-5 weakside linebacker.

Written by Jordan Reid

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Jordan Reid

Senior NFL Draft Analyst

Senior NFL Draft Analyst for The Draft Network. Co-Founder of ClimbingThePocket.com. Former QB and Coach at North Carolina Central Univ.

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