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UCLA Football: NFL Draft Profile - LB Aaron Wallace

Aaron Wallace hopes to follow in his dad's footsteps to the NFL.

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

For most of his time at UCLA, Aaron Wallace was a backup. But injuries in the Bruin linebacking corps thrust Wallace into a starting role for eight of UCLA's thirteen games in 2015 and Wallace made the most of that opportunity.

He finished his senior season ranked 5th in the Pac-12 Conference with 7 sacks. He also made 65 tackles with 12.5 tackles for a loss. He earned a honorable mention All-Pac-12 Conference selection as a result of his performance.

Aaron hopes to follow in his dad's footsteps, even though he was only five when his dad's NFL career ended.

UCLA Pro Day Results

Tale of the Tape
Height 6'3"
Weight 240 lbs.
Source: NFL.com

UCLA Pro Day Physical Tests
40-Yard Dash 4.57 seconds
Bench Press 25 reps
Vertical Jump 36 inches
Broad Jump 130.0 inches
3 Cone Drill 7.35 seconds
Short Shuttle 4.27 seconds
Source: NFL.com


Aaron Wallace was not invited to attend the NFL Combine. As a result, all of his physical data is from UCLA Pro Day.

Strengths

He has the speed and quickness to be a good pass rusher. He uses his size to hold off blockers and he does a good job maintaining the outside contain and doesn't get beat around the outside.

Weaknesses

Aaron was only a one-year starter and has less experience than others as a result. He needs to continue developing his instincts because of his lack of experience as a starter.

Stats

Defensive Stats
Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Year School Conf Class Pos G Solo Ast Tot Loss Sacks Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
2012 UCLA Pac-12 FR LB 3 0 3 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1
2013 UCLA Pac-12 SO LB 4 4 1 5 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 UCLA Pac-12 JR LB 10 10 9 19 0.5 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 UCLA Pac-12 SR LB 13 32 33 65 12.5 7.0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Career UCLA 49 43 92 13.0 7.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1

Projection

Aaron Wallace is a project because of his inexperience as a starter. That may mean that Aaron could go undrafted. If he is selected it probably won't be until one of the late rounds.

Go Bruins!!!