DeMarcus Walker
Projection
Round 2
Grade
A
6.70
Eventual Starter

DeMarcus Walker

Edge
Florida State
  • Year: Senior
  • Height: 6-4
  • Weight: 280
  • 40-Yard: 4.85
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Productive pass rusher. Adequate size, good to very good athlete. Adequate speed with a burst. Strong and explosive. Can use his hands to keep blockers off his body. Top competitor who goes hard on every snap. Very good pursuit player. Instinctive and quick to find the ball. Disruptive in the run game.

Weak Points

Not a real edge pass rusher. Marginal bulk to play inside at the next level.

The Way We See It

Very interesting prospect. Plays both inside and outside for Florida State and has outstanding pass rush production (26.5 sacks the past two seasons). He is built like a 4-3 left end but has the frame to carry 290. Often lines up inside in pass-rush situations. Lacks the speed to be an edge rusher in the NFL. His best move is an outside-in move with quick hand use. Has positional versatility to play in any scheme. Can be a 5-tech in a 3-4 with a little more bulk. Can also be a left end in a 4-3. Either way, I see him as an inside pass rusher on passing downs. Very solid second-round pick and may slip into the bottom of the first.