Mykal Walker - Fresno State

Height/Weight - 6'3/230

Age/Birthday - 22 Years Old, (August 28, 1997)

Combine Results - 40-4.65, Vert-33.0", Broad-122.0"

Class - RS Senior

Conference - Mountain West (West)

NFL Draft Projection - Round 6-7

College Stats -

2019 - 56 (Solos)/40 (Assists)/9.0 (TFL)/2.5 (Sacks)

2018 - 38 (Solos)/48 (Assists)/13.5 (TFL)/4.0 (Sacks)  

NFL Player ComparisonDe'Vondre Campbell, Kiko Alonso

Current ADP -  (Rookie Drafts),  (Start Ups)

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Player Notes Pros

  • Versatility means he's been trusted with a number of different defensive roles

  • He's got an effective tackle radius and compliments his reach with good lateral mobility

  • When he's up into gaps, he'll push through contact effectively to persist to the football

  • That said, he's got some pretty incredible pop when he does flash his hands

  • He's got a hot motor and he'll play through backside trash to find the ball

  • His functional strength is exceptional for an off ball LB, great contact balance

  • Short area agility & burst to slant & crash the gaps is fantastic & he's quick

  • Shown ability to unlock his hips & get width against outside runs and keep contain

  • He can stay on the field on 3rd downs as a pressure player who can be moved around

  • Great ability attacking down blocks & getting upfield quickly, 1st step quickness is nice 

  • Change of direction skills are very effective to dart across the face of blockers

  • Pretty fluid in terms of his base, ability to get steep angles for high speed redirections

  • Like how he's able to spring into hip to hip positioning quickly on predesignated reps

  • He'll have success working to the mesh point & accelerating through the play 

Player Notes Cons

 

  • Fairly green to high level of competition, has plenty of room for growth & consistency

  • Not sure he's got the juice to consistently take the edge against blockers

  • There are some wasted steps and movements that hinder his movement economy

  • Doesn't see it quite as quickly from an off ball role just yet, but hes developing

  • Effective defender in the box, wouldn't consider him for more than shallow zones

  • He's still working through block deconstruction, times where the hands are late

  • On the LOS and you'll probably want a little more leverage and anchor out of him