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Exclusive Draft Profile: Brandon Walker

April 19, 2009

brandonwalkerBrandon Walker, the subject of our latest draft profile is a Offensive Guard from Oklahoma University. Walker was part of probably one of the best Offensive Lines in college football back at Oklahoma with players like Phil Loadholt and Duke Robinson at Left Tackle and Guard both who are right now in the NFL Draft and are high valued prospects. Walker has shown flashes of brilliance on his own though. Enjoy!



Name: Brandon Walker

Position: Offensive Guard

School: Oklahoma

Height & Weight: 6-2 / 306

Class: Senior

What I Think: Brandon Walker who was an All-Big 12 second team by the coaches and honorable mention by the Associated Press is by no means a high value prospect in the NFL Draft but is a diamond in the rough and another part of a draft class very deep in talent at Offensive Guard. Walker has the build of an Offensive Guard with adequate height and bulk with very long arms. He is a great athlete and well fit for a Zone Blocking Scheme which is being held over by our Offensive Line coach Rick Dennison. He is quick with lateral agility and mobile with good range. Walker has concerns over how intelligent he is football wise but has definitely improved his knowledge over the Offensive Guard position. He now totally understands positioning and angles which not many Offensive Linemen know when being drafted. He is an excellent pass protector and has lots of experience in college football which will help him in the NFL. Sadly he is not real powerful and is not especially strong. His initial punch is also weak and does not play strongly from the get-go. Walker has poor footwork and will need to improve it in the NFL. He also doesn’t have proper balance and has trouble hitting his targets in limited space. His work in the run game is mediocre and he does not get too much of a push. Walker’s awareness also needs to be questioned when being looked at by scouts as he seems to just get lost out there on the field. He saw action in all 14 games for the Sooners, all at right guard and had the highest overall grade on the team for the season at 80%. 

Draft Grade: C-

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