According to Tony Pauline of Draft Analyst, the Cleveland Browns sent their linebackers coach (presumable Blake Williams) to Boise State’s pro day last week, where he was able to get a close look at ILB Tanner Vallejo.
Vallejo (6-1, 228 lbs) is projected to be a 5th or 6th round draft pick by Dane Bruglar of CBS Sports. Bruglar says that Vallejo “was the team’s starting SAM linebacker in a 4-3 base scheme” and that a great sophomore season put him on the radar of NFL clubs. Unfortunately, that success did not continue as much in his final two years, and he’s now viewed as a depth or special teams player:
Vallejo didn’t make the same impact his junior and senior seasons, but he played through a painful wrist injury that he suffered in the 2016 season opener, which affected his play at times. He is an undersized linebacker with clear tweener traits, lacking the prototypical measurements and dynamic athleticism ideal for the next level. However, Vallejo has the football-first mentality, play speed and toughness that has a place in the NFL, projecting as a depth linebacker who can stand out on special teams.