Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Richard Walker

Defensive tackle
School: Virginia Tech | Conference: ACC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-2.2 / 308 | 40: 5.08 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.26
Projected Round
FA
Pos: 
Explosive first-step lineman with possibilities as a three-technique tackle. Fires off the snap, plays with proper pad level and consistently gets leverage on opponents. Rarely off his feet, plays with balance and works his hands throughout the action. Resilient, displays good movement skills and possesses a closing burst. Easily changes direction to pursue laterally and gets outside the box to chase the action.
Neg: 
Easily washed from the action or taken from the play by a single blocker. Needs a free shot at ball carriers. Average pass rusher.
Analysis: 
Walker is an explosive defensive tackle prospect who could play the three-technique spot but needs to improve his strength at the point to see any real time at the next level.