Who? Exactly, and that’s where the problem lies. Boise’s Tanner Vallejo is a productive player with the movement skills needed to play at a high level in today’s NFL. While Vallejo has some issues with tackling consistency and needs to prove he’s fully healed from a wrist injury that bugged him for most of the 2016 season; there’s a workable level of athleticism and football intelligence here that should get people excited about what exactly he can bring to the table.
Vallejo compensates for sub-optimal size at the position with plus athleticism and showcases his athleticism with functional applications on the field. He’s quick to process, accelerate and will beat blocking angles with his quickness in space.
Tackling can be an issue at times; but the same was said for Louisiana State’s Deion Jones before he became a key piece of the Falcons’ Super Bowl run in 2016. Never mind the fact that Jones is also a touch smaller than Vallejo as well.