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San Jose State football: Cleveland Wallace III declares for NFL Draft

The third Mountain West defender declared for the NFL Draft as San Jose State's Cleveland Wallace declares.

John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

One of the talented players in the San Jose State defensive backfield is off to the NFL Draft as he declared via Twitter on Sunday.

Wallace is from San Jose but he started his career in the Pac-12 with Washington but left to come home after the 2013 season. This past year he was an honorable mention All-Mountain West selection and was a second-team pick in 2014.

As for Wallace himself, he had three interceptions with one for a touchdown and seven pass breakups. He is a guy that covers tight and can get his hands on the ball and make a receiver work on holding onto the ball through the end of the play.

As of now, he is not yet ranked in the draft circuit since he was a somewhat unexpected player to declare for the draft after his junior year.

The Spartans pass defense was the best in the Mountain West and second in the nation at 157.8 yards per game allowed, and top third in completion percentage at 54.9.

Wallace is the third Mountain West defender to declare early for the draft with Boise State's Kamalei Correa and San Diego State's Damontae Kazee.