The Buffalo Bills have some young depth in the secondary. The task for head coach Sean McDermott and defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier is to determine which players among that grouping can best help the team win. With the starters at safety obviously entrenched, it’s all about finding high-quality backups and special-teams players at this point.
In our latest edition of “90 players in 90 days”, we discuss one of those young players—a college teammate of Tre’Davious White who transferred twice during a unique college career.
Name: Abraham Wallace
Height/Weight: 5’11” 192 lbs.
Age: 23 (24 on 6/9/20)
Experience/Draft: R; signed with Buffalo as UDFA on 7/23/19 following 2019 NFL Draft
College: LSU/Texas Tech/West Alabama
Acquired: Signed as UDFA
Financial situation (per Spotrac): Wallace’s deal is for this season only. The total worth of the contract is $495,000, and the Bills can release him at any time with no salary-cap penalty.
2018 Recap: Wallace spent his final year of college eligibility at West Alabama, where he finally had the chance to play a significant amount of time. In his previous college seasons, he only made two tackles combined. As a senior, he played in 12 games, made 40 tackles, intercepted two passes, broke up eight passes, forced one fumble, and made 7.5 tackles for a loss.
Positional outlook: Wallace is vying for time behind starters Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer. He has draft choice Jaquan Johnson, veteran Kurt Coleman, and younger players in Siran Neal and Dean Marlowe to fight off if he is to make the roster.
2019 Offseason: Wallace has participated in all camp activities since signing.
2019 Season outlook: It’s unlikely that Wallace makes the final roster, but the young man is a fighter who’s been though a lot as a football player—check out this interview talking about why he transferred from LSU to Texas Tech where he discusses his multiple ACL injuries—so if he can prove himself a quick study of the defense who’s willing to play special teams, he may have a spot on the practice squad waiting for him.