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Eagles Round Out Draft With LB Walker

Posted Apr 30, 2016

With their eighth and final pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Eagles once again addressed the defense, selecting Oregon linebacker Joe Walker with the 251st-overall pick. Walker rounds out a very balanced draft for the Eagles, as the team selected four offensive players and four defensive players.

Scouting Report From NFL.com

Walker played in 40 games for the Ducks over three seasons (2013-15). He recorded 205 total tackles in that time.

PRO DAY RESULTS

40-yard dash: 4.56 seconds

Vertical: 37 1/2 inches

Broad jump: 10 feet, 4 inches

Short shuttle: 4.31 seconds

3-cone: 6.81 seconds

Bench: 23 reps of 225 pounds

STRENGTHS

Surprised some NFL scouts with solid workout at his pro day. Adequate play speed on tape. Uses hands well to punch and shift around blockers to stay clean. Square scraper with good lateral agility and quickness to flow to outside with run play. Plays under control. Productive tackler who rarely takes shortcuts and plays his role. Gets good depth in his drops has some cover ability in space.

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