Miami's Gore still aiming high
RB Vernand Morency and NT Gabe Watson are both wisely leaning towards returning for their senior seasons.
The 6-2, 245-pound linebacker finished with 101 total tackles as a junior this season, but didn't make as many big plays as he had in the past. He notched just 5.5 tackles for loss and zero pass break ups in 2004, compared to the 19.5 TFL and six PBU he posted in 2003.
Wallace played inside linebacker in the Owl's 4-2-5 scheme this season, but he projects as a strongside linebacker in the NFL. Wallace has good size, strength and instincts, and also has adequate straight-line speed. There is a question about how fluid he is in coverage and how well he can change directions in space as a run defender. Wallace has enough upside to come off the board in the third round range, but he'll need to show good athleticism in his postseason workouts in order to secure a spot on the first day.
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