You know what I like about Texas A&M center Cody Wallace? He's just downright scrappy. A really nice guy off the field, Wallace likes to tear it up when he's battling in the trenches. And at 6-foot-4, 296 pounds, he has the size along with the footwork to be effective as a guard, if need be, at the next level.
Cody Wallace ready to snap the ball.
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Wallace mentioned that he's got a visit set up with the Buffalo Bills next week. So I had to ask him if he had thought about how cold it gets up there compared to what it's like to play in Texas.
"Yeah, I don't know that I'm used to playing in anything nearly that cold," he said with a laugh. "But I'm sure it'll be all right. I'll be able to handle it."
During the first week of April, the three-year starter for the Aggies will visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers. But he's also been drawing interest from some other good clubs. At the Combine, he sat down with the Seahawks and the 49ers. The formal interview with San Francisco was a nice compliment since their coaching staff already had the opportunity to work with Wallace at the Senior Bowl. They were obviously impressed by what they saw as were the Jaguars, the Rams and the Bengals after he completed his Pro Day workouts.
Knowing that he's got quite a reputation for his physical strength, I asked Wallace to rattle off a couple of his top numbers from the weight room. "I squatted 740 (pounds) and I've done 480 in the bench," he said, before modestly adding, "I know there are guys out there stronger than that, but I'm pretty pleased with how I've done."
I told him that made my back hurt just thinking about it.
Some team is going to add a valuable player to their roster on Day Two of the NFL Draft when they send Cody Wallace's name on a card up to the podium. Keep an eye on him.