Rankings
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Player Display Name: 
DeMarcus Walker

Defensive end
School: Florida State | Conference: ACC
DRAFT YR:2017

Rankings

Grade
3.46
Projected Round
5th
Bio: 
Three-year starter named Second Team All-American as a senior after ranking second in the ACC with 16 sacks and third with 21.5 tackles for loss. Added 68 tackles and three forced fumbles. Posted 58 tackles (15.5 for loss), 10.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and five pass breakups in 2015. Made 38 tackles (six for loss) with one sack as a sophomore.
Pos: 
Incredibly productive college defensive lineman with no real position at the next level. Tough, resilient and instinctive. Quickly locates the ball, moves well laterally and gives effort making plays. Plays with balance, body control and rarely off his feet. Chases the action hard, effectively works his hands and plays with proper pad level. Nicely redirects to the ball handler and wraps up tackling.
Neg: 
Average athlete. Struggles getting off blocks once engaged at the point. Held up by a single opponent. Average lateral pursuit speed.
Analysis: 
Walker put up eye-popping numbers last season yet lacks the size to play defensive tackle and speed to be an outside rusher. He’s a situational lineman who may be best playing opposite right tackle.