Showcases some savvy extending his left hand initially into the inside shoulder of the left tackle when trying to work his way back inside and knows how to keep opposing linemen from locking onto his frame. However, he lacks great awareness off the snap and is consistently one of the last defensive linemen firing off the football.
Plus, he plays simply too high off the edge, wastes too many steps standing upright into his rush and doesn't exhibit the ability to drop his pad level when trying to flatten out around the corner.
He also isn't much of a factor in the run game. Struggles to anchor with any kind of consistency out of his stance and is too easily sealed outside away from the inside run. However, he does showcase some range when asked to work in pursuit.
Impression: Has some natural burst and pass rush ability, but lacks the strength to hold up as a 4-3 DE. Projects as a draftable 3-4 rush guy who needs to learn to play lower if he hopes to have an impact as a pass rusher in the NFL."
Positive: Undersized college defensive end with enough skill to move the linebacker at the next level. Athletic, fluid moving in all directions of the field, and displays the ability to drop off the line and play in space. Plays with good lean, quickly gets down the line of scrimmage or fires off the snap out of a three-point stance.
Negative: Undersized and easily controlled at the point of attack. Tends to run around blockers. Average speed.
Analysis: Walker was a solid player on the college level yet lacks the true his size/speed numbers to be anything other than a practice squad prospect at the next level."