Photo of Leterrius Walton
Drafted By: Steelers

Combine Results

Grade
5.34 ?
  • 5.25 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 25 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 27.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 103.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.91 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.78 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Walton has the traits to develop into a contributor as a 5 technique in Pittsburgh's odd front. He's a project, but another step in the right direction to get younger on defense. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'5" Height
  • 32 1/4" Arm Length
  • 319LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/4" Hands

Analysis

Strengths

Ascending player. Former offensive lineman who has shown improvement with each passing season. Big man who flashes talent to penetrate and can win with explosive get-off. Good athlete for a big, inside player. Quick hands that should become more explosive with work. Will cruise down the line chasing run plays. Discipline in pass rush and maintains lane integrity.

Weaknesses

Upper body could use more mass. Plays with pads too tall, which hurts his ability to brace against double teams. Limited pass rusher with inability to get consistent pocket push or to finish. Can't come off of blocks and get to tackles with any consistency at this time. Must improve his use of hands and overall arm extension in order to control line of scrimmage and play to his size.

Draft Projection

Round 5

Sources Tell Us

"I have a feeling he's going to be one of those guys who ends up being an NFL player that nobody sees coming. He was a baseball and basketball player, which means he has good hands and feet. More coaching might be able to unlock an NFL player." -- AFC West scout

NFL Comparison

Ricky Jean-Francois

Bottom Line

High-motor interior lineman who could become a five-technique in a 3-4 defense with more technique work. Walton has the traits to become an above-average player against the run and should be able to play in both odd and even fronts.
-Lance Zierlein
C
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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