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Pierre Walters (DE)
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 269
Conference: Ohio Valley
Hometown: Forest Park, IL
High School: Westchester St. Joseph
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Overview

Twice a first-team All-Ohio Valley pick, Walters saved his best football for his senior season. He was named a second-team All-American after making 48 tackles (154 in his career), 16.5 for loss (40) and 4.5 sacks (15.5) in 2008.


Walters has impressed scouts with his ability to play either side of the line. He could be a swing reserve end who possesses good size and flashes speed to affect the pocket and stop the run.


High School

Prepped for coach Larry Pawelski at St. Joseph HS... he was listed in the Chicago Sun-Times "Top 100" players, all-area, team captain and team MVP... was All-East Suburban Catholic Conference... lettered four times in football, three in track... competed in state track meet as a junior hurdler.


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Analysis

Positives: Good height, length and build in the upper body, along with good leg strength. Plays hand-down and standing up. Reads and reacts quickly to inside runs. Holds up his man while holding his ground, waiting for the back to make a choice. Gets under the pads of a tackle to get around him and push him into the quarterback. Uses his hands violently across the body of his man to pressure the passer. Good quickness on stunts to effect inside runs.


Negatives: Might not provide enough pass rush for 4-3 teams and might not be quite big enough to be a good 3-4 end option. Flashes quickness off the snap, but more of a power rusher than quick around the edge. His sacks often come when quarterback hangs onto the ball too long or steps up in the pocket. Needs more pass rush moves; his spin move is too slow to develop. Does not turn corner quickly enough. Inconsistent second effort. Could improve his backfield awareness to keep from biting on play-action and misdirection. Pedals tall and slow in zone blitzes.


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