D'Andre Walker

Georgia
EDGE

Prospect Info

College
Georgia
Hometown
Class
Fairburn, GA
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 2"
251 lbs
34 3/8”
Hands
9 7/8”

Prospect Grade

5.78
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
Tennessee
Titans
Round 5 ‧ Pick 30
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Walker did not start a game in his first three years with the Bulldogs, but he made an impact while playing in every contest. As a junior in 2017, he ranked second on the team with 13.5 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks (among 40 stops) as a key reserve in all 15 games. He showed signs of a breakout in 2016, making 19 stops, 2.5 for loss, in 13 games that year. The top 100 overall recruit from Fairburn, Ga., made nine tackles as a true freshman in 13 games. Coaches finally inserted him into the starting lineup as a senior, and he led the team with 11 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks among his 45 tackles in 13 starts.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 3-4
NFL Comparison
Dee Ford
Overview
Slightly undersized 3-4 outside linebacker prospect with edge burst and slippery upper body to slide around blocks and find pathways to the quarterback. Walker is a linear mover who can be clunky in space, but he's productive in the impact categories that can help sway games. He needs to improve his play strength and technique to handle run responsibilities, but he could find early work as a rotational edge-bending rush specialist until he's ready to take over as a starter.
Strengths
  • Powerfully built lower body
  • Impressive production in impact categories over last two seasons
  • First three steps as rusher gain plenty of grass
  • Good lean and shoulder turn at top of the rush
  • Pivots around tackles to flatten and explode to the quarterback
  • Squeezes tight on top side of pocket looking to attack the throwing arm
  • Never stops working toward the ball
  • Can slow-roll his rush approach and attack either edge suddenly
  • Twitchy pursuit burst on both back-side and play-side
  • Plays with low pads and good leverage
  • Has long-arm technique to hold the point against tight ends
  • Capable of dropping in space
Weaknesses
  • Extremely duck-footed in his movement
  • More waist-bender than knee-bender
  • Inconsistent technique and toughness on the edge
  • Can get big-boyed by size at the point of attack
  • Needs quicker, more forceful initial punch
  • Linear pursuit lacks desired change of direction
  • Allows feet to get heavy as open-field tackler
  • Sack total bolstered by twists, blitzes and delayed rush from spy
  • Instincts and recognition are below average

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GRADE
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