Bo Wallace, QB

School: Ole Miss  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Pulaski, TN
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 211 lbs.
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Player Overview

The best Ole Miss quarterback prospect since Eli Manning, Wallace was productive in the Rebels spread shotgun offense and has been the Jay Cutler of the SEC with good size, some mobility and the arm strength to push the ball downfield. But he will also make too many questionable decisions, often throwing without a firm base. Wallace is a free thrower with some nice plays on his highlight tape, but the messy mechanics and inconsistencies stand out more than the positives. He is extremely confident, but also to a fault as he fails to consistently take care of the ball, limiting his next level options.

A two-star quarterback recruit out of high school, William "Bo" Wallace hoped to receive an offer from Tennessee, but it never came and he signed with Arkansas State, redshirting in 2010. It didn't work out there and he moved on to East Mississippi Community College for the 2011 season where he turned heads and became a three-star JUCO recruit, transferring to Mississippi over Mississippi State. Wallace won the starting job as a sophomore in 2012 and finished with 63.9-percent completions, 2,994 passing yards and a 22:17 TD:INT ratio. He started all 13 games as a junior in 2013 with a career-best 64.8-percent completions, 3,346 passing yards and a career-low 10 interceptions, setting school records for completions (283) and total offense (3,701). Wallace again started all 13 games as a senior in 2014 and finished with 60.1-percent completions, 3,194 passing yards and a 22:14 TD:INT ratio.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Tall, well-built frame with body power to pick up short-yardage. Enough arm strength needed for the next level and can add juice when needed to fire fastballs into tight windows. Displays some athleticism to run read option and pick up yards with his legs. Fearless ballcarrier. Stands tough in the pocket, doesn't panic and won't give up on plays with a gutsy, "never die" demeanor. Improved patience and discipline over his three seasons in Oxford. Nice job putting the ball where his weapons can create after the catch. Changes arm angles well when needed. Not afraid to test downfield throws with a short memory after mistakes. High threshold for pain, toughing his way through injuries. Productive career as a three-year starter (39 career starts), finishing second in the Ole Miss record books in several passing categories behind Eli Manning.

WEAKNESSES: Inconsistent footwork, base and lower body mechanics, which directly affect his ball placement. Wind-up, elongated delivery motion. Slow to diagnose defenses, stalling his process and not anticipating passing windows. Bad habit of staring down targets and rolling out the red carpet for defenders to the throw. Predictable passer with poor eye use, not disguising his intentions. Doesn't consistently take care of the ball with too many poor decisions and risky throws, leading to turnovers (41 career interceptions at Ole Miss). Tough in the pocket, but lacks much awareness and often curls up when he feels pressure. Questionable football character and smarts for the NFL -- unsportsmanlike conduct penalty (Oct. 2014) for purposely bumping a LSU player on his way off the field.

--Dane Brugler

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11/11/2014 - Shortly after a pair of heartbreaking losses that tarnished a 7-0 start and a No. 3 ranking in the poll, Mississippi head coach Hugh Freeze made a promise to himself and his Rebels. "I promised to stay the course and not be discouraged," Freeze said. "So, I'm happy to have eight wins and be sitting where we are. It's a happy locker room today." Ole Miss (8-2, 4-2 SEC West) appeared to be emotionally healthy in a 48-0 win over Presbyterian College on Saturday. The Rebels ran up 640 yards of total offense, highlighted by Bo Wallace, who threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, exclusively in the first half.

Wallace was 11 for 15 for 140 yards, including scoring strikes of 66 and 23 yards to Vince Sanders and ran for a 9-yard score. Jordan Wilkins and Mark Dodson rushed for 171 and 128 yards, respectively, accounting for three touchdowns. "The two that jumped out to everyone were Jordan Wilkins and Mark Dodson," Freeze said. "Their downhill run was very impressive today. I'm impressed with what we saw, for sure." Dodson scored on first half runs of 65 and 62 yards. In the second half, Wilkins scored on a 73-yard run and DeVante Kincade threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to Derrick Jones. "I felt like we played really well," Wallace said. "I think we got everything accomplished that we wanted to get accomplished." - AP Sports



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