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Grade
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  • 5.17 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 26 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 34.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 109.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 5.07 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'3" Height
  • 306LBS. Weight

Overview

An underrated component of Oklahoma's impressive offense, Walker may lack the recognition of his teammate, Duke Robinson, but Walker might have been a more consistent blocker over the course of his college career. Walker graded out at 80% in 2007, higher than Robinson or any other member of the Sooners' offensive line. Scouts are impressed with Walker, a 2006 transfer from Coffeyville Community College, in part because he was able to handle that jump in competition immediately and started three seasons at right guard. Had an arm span of 34 1/2 inches and a hand span of 10 1/4 inches at the combine.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Explosive initial punch. ... Recoils quickly. ... Extends his arms and keeps defenders at bay. ... Has at least adequate lateral quickness in pass protection to mirror the defender. ... Good initial quickness for the reach block and to get to the second level. ... Good use of leverage in short-yardage situations. ... Good strength to drive defenders off the ball. Negatives: Has the lateral quickness to stick with defenders, but can be lazy and rely on his upper-body strength to lean on the pass rusher, rather than mirroring him. ... Despite good quickness off the snap to get to the second level, hesitates in space and struggles to block moving targets effectively. ... Marginal hand placement when blocking on the move and too often slides off blocks. ... Experience has been almost exclusively at right guard. ... Some academic concerns and may struggle with a complicated playbook.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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