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Garret Wallow NFL Draft 2021: Scouting Report for Houston Texans LB

BR NFL Scouting DepartmentContributor IMay 1, 2021

TCU linebacker Garret Wallow (30) looks on against Texas Tech during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Fort Worth, Texas. TCU won 34-18. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
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HEIGHT:
 6'1 5/8"

WEIGHT: 220


POSITIVES

—Is clearly well-coached, as he plays with confidence.

—Has a great downhill trigger.

—Will shoot through blocks, not around them. Has an NFL level of physicality to his game.

—Great athlete and was looked at as a safety prospect for a time.

            

NEGATIVES

—On the ground too often when taking on blocks.

—Length, not just height but arm length, hurts him to the point where it could be his Achilles' heel.

                

2020 STATISTICS

90 TKL, 9 TFL, 2 SK, 1 PBU, 3 FF

               

NOTES

—Two-time All-Big 12.

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—Did not attend the Senior Bowl because he tested positive for COVID-19.

—Was a high school safety before transitioning to linebacker at TCU.

                    

OVERALL

If Garret Wallow were a couple of inches longer, particularly in his arms, he would be a clear-cut NFL starting linebacker. His coverage background, college production, athleticism on film and measured athleticism all check the boxes, but his length simply does not allow for him to get off blocks at the rate a clear-cut NFL starter needs to. At the very least, Wallow is an interesting linebacker project to take a flier on with the upside to be a quality contributor on special teams early on in his career.

GRADE: 7.25/10 (Round 4)

OVERALL RANK: 126/300

POSITION RANK: LB10

PRO COMPARISON: Jake Ryan

                        

Written by B/R NFL Scout Justis Mosqueda

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