49ers claim DB Cleveland Wallace, waive OLB Lenny Jones

Aug 4, 2016 at 3:00 PM--


The San Francisco 49ers made a roster move on Thursday, claiming DB Cleveland Wallace off of waivers and waiving OLB Lenny Jones.


Wallace, who is 5-foot-11 and 177 lbs, attended San Jose State, but went undrafted this year. He originally signed with the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in May, but was waived by the team on Wedesnday.

Lance Zierlein of NFL Media, who compared Wallace to Bobby McCain, had the following to say about him within his draft profile:

Field corner with twitchy hips and some of the cleanest "mirror and match" footwork in this draft. Wallace has the ability to challenge plenty of throws because of his instincts, feet and smooth transitions, but his lack of size and strength hurt him against "post­ up" receivers. Even more alarming is his lack of competitiveness as a tackler. Wallace has the cover talent to challenge for third corner responsibilities early in his career.

"Good instincts and he's athletic, but he's just so small," said an NFC West scout prior to the draft. "He has to move inside, I would think, because he's not physical enough to handle NFL size."

Wallace finished his college career at San Jose State after transferring from the University of Washington. Throughout his college career, he recorded 79 tackles and five interceptions.

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