2016 Houston Texans Player Profile: Cleveland Wallace III

A closer look at the Houston Texans roster heading into the 2016 training camp.


The Rundown

Arriving as a rookie free agent out of San Jose State, Cleveland Wallace had garnered All-Mountain West honors in his first year as a starter. Wallace totaled 22 pass breakups during his final two seasons for the Spartans and, in his final season, he had 44 tackles with three interceptions. 


At 5'11" and 188 lbs., Wallace looks to be on the smaller end of the NFL defensive back spectrum but don’t let the size fool you; he is well put together. One of the knocks on Wallace coming out of college is his lack of physicality when tackling so he is going to have to show he is capable of getting tough early in training camp, when pads are strapped on and that he can handle it on the NFL level. His ball skills are solid and those will continue to develop but it will come down to Wallace and how much impact he can make from the physicality standpoint. 

Roster Situation: Practice squad will be in discussion but his upside could be too good to pass up so they will find a way to see him develop. 


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