By: Steve Johnson
D’Andre Walker, Edge, Georgia
*Combine measurements and drills will be added in Feb.
2015: 13 games. 9 tackles, 0.5 TFL, 0.5 sack,
2016: 13 games. 19 tackles, 2.5 TFL,
2017: 15 games. 39 tackles, 13.5 TFL, 5.5 sacks, 1 pass break up, 1 FF
Accolades: Played in the 2014 U.S. Army All-American game.
History: Four-star recruit from Fairburn, GA. As a senior he had 102 tackles, 29 TFL and 23.5 sacks.
Strengths: Looks the part, thick build with long arms. Strong at the point of attack. Strong tackler, especially outside his frame. Once he gets his limbs on you, you’re going down. Hustle and motor, combined with an aggressive demeanor is a big plus. Strong lower body when bull rushing.
Weaknesses: Lack of overall athleticism. Not bendy or particular light on his feet. Get off is incredibly inconsistent, he can’t sit still, constantly attempting to time the snap, which leads to sometimes being the last man off. Lacks a plan of attack.
Overview: Walker is an ideal base 3-4 rush linebacker. His size and strength are ideal for the position, and although he doesn’t possess elite athleticism, he checks the box. With some good coaching he projects to be a starting Rush LB in the NFL, and will probably be off the board before day 3.
Draft Projection: 3rd Round Pick
Phanaddict Draft Grade: TBD
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