Anthony Walker Jr.
Projection
Round 3-4
Grade
B
6.60
Eventual Starter

Anthony Walker Jr.

Linebacker
Northwestern
  • Year: Redshirt Junior
  • Height: 6-1
  • Weight: 238
  • 40-Yard: 4.65
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Very productive with top instincts and reactions. Plays the run well, can stack and shed. Good to very good athlete with speed and a burst. Has good play strength and shows he can be an explosive hitter. Good pass drop, has awareness and can close on the ball.

Weak Points

Doesn't consistently play a physical game. More of a run-and-hit type. Will miss some tackles. About as big as he is going to get.

The Way We See It

Fourth-year junior entering the draft. Has been a two-and-a-half year starter. Has adequate size with good strength and explosion. Walker has good instincts and finds the ball. Makes a lot of plays in the run game. While he can stack and shed at the point, he is more of a run-and-hit type who tries to elude blocks. He is effective when used as a blitzer, especially on delays. He has a quick drop with range and awareness in coverage. Can plant and drive on the ball and has good hands. Overall, his best fit is as a ‘Will' in a 4-3. Don't see the power necessary to play inside in a 3-4. Should start early in his career.