Rian Wallace School: Temple
Ht: 6-2.5 Wt: 241 40: 4.65 Year: 4Jr
Bio: Led the team in tackles as a junior, with
101 and named All Conference. Sophomore
totals included 148 tackles and 19.5 tackles
Positives: Productive collegiate linebacker
with good upside for the next level. Reads the
action, remains disciplined and fights to make
plays. Efficient, takes good angles and displays
solid sideline-to-sideline range. Moves well to
the flanks yet at the same time quick filling
gaps up the field. Redirects to the ball carrier
and wraps up tackling. Stays with pass cover
assignments, displays good first step quickness
as well as a burst of speed to the action.
Not strong at the point of attack, slow getting off
blocks and has tackles broken. Did not display
a sense of urgency last season and seemingly
did not attack assignments.
productive collegiate linebacker with good size,
Wallace nicely projects to a number of positions
in the NFL. Has the abilities to start, yet
must get his game back on track and continue
to progress off what was a fine sophomore
season in 2003.
A First-Team All-Big East member in 2004, Wallace finished with 101 stops and 5.5 TFLs...Earned Second-Team All-Conference honors as a sophomore, posting 148 stops, 19.5 TFLs and six broken up passes...Ranked second in the Big East and sixth nationally in total tackles (12.33 per game)...Started seven of Temple's 12 games as a freshman, tallying 76 tackles and 6.5 TFLs...Led all Big East freshmen linebackers with an average of 6.3 tackles per game...Excellent size, speed, quickness and strength, with outstanding instincts and playmaking ability...Can play both inside and outside, with outstanding pursuit and ball hawking skills...Needs to improve his upper body strength and put some off-the-field and durability issues behind him...His upside and ability to be a contributor at the next level is unquestionable.
Steelers Newest OLB Rian Wallace
Steel City Insider Top Stories
Steelers Notebook: Do. Your. Job.Script for Landry, and when Gronk was 'more funner', plus updates on Shazier, Green, Gilbert.
Steel City InsiderYesterday at 6:28 PM
Notebook: TE Green A MysteryPlus, news on M. Gilbert, Dupree, Shazier, Ben; also, Tom Brady comments favorably on city of Pittsburgh.
Steel City InsiderWednesday at 5:43 PM
Jones Shows Off Command Of Steelers OffenseAfter calming team in morning, Landry Jones flawless at practice.
Steel City InsiderWednesday at 2:54 PM
All-22 Review: Steelers-DolphinsJon Ledyard breaks down tape of the Steelers' loss in Miami.
Steel City InsiderWednesday at 3:14 AM
Overrated PretendersMatt Steel penned what just might be THE definitive column about these Pittsburgh Steelers.
Steel City InsiderTuesday at 7:44 AM