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I like him KOG.  Here's a list of NCAA sack leaders & a good article on DeMarcus Walker...

RANK NAME TEAM CL POSITION G SOLO SACK ASST SACK SACK YDS TOT SACK SACKS PG
1 Harold Landry Boston College Jr. DL 13 15 3 143 16.5 1.27
2 Demarcus Walker Florida St. Sr. DL 13 15 2 118 16.0 1.23
3 Hunter Dimick Utah Sr. DL 13 14 1 73 14.5 1.12
4 Arden Key LSU So. LB 11 11 2 85 12.0 1.09
5 Ja'Von Rolland-Jones Arkansas St. Jr. DL 13 10 7 72 13.5 1.04
6 Jaylon Ferguson Louisiana Tech So. DL 14 13 3 89 14.5 1.04
7 Derek Barnett Tennessee Jr. DL 13 13 0 93 13.0 1.00
- Ejuan Price Pittsburgh Sr. DL 13 12 2 92 13.0 1.00
9 Randy Allen South Ala. Sr. DL 13 12 1 96 12.5 .96
- Chris Odom Arkansas St. Sr. DL 13 11 3 102 12.5 .96
11 Takkarist McKinley UCLA Sr. DL 11 10 0 54 10.0 .91
12 Jordan Willis Kansas St. Sr. DL 13 11 1 84 11.5 .88
- Shaquem Griffin UCF Jr. LB 13 10 3 70 11.5 .88
14 Taco Charlton Michigan Sr. DL 11 8 3 52 9.5 .86
15 Dorance Armstrong Jr. Kansas So. DL 12 10 0 59 10.0 .83
16 Tarell Basham Ohio Sr. DL 14 10 3 71 11.5 .82
- T.J. Watt Wisconsin Jr. LB 14 10 3 84 11.5 .82
18 Ryan Watson Air Force Sr. LB 11 9 0 57 9.0 .82
19 Bradley Chubb North Carolina St. Jr. DL 13 10 1 59 10.5 .81
- Duke Ejiofor Wake Forest Jr. DL 13 9 3 93 10.5 .81
21 Trey Hendrickson Fla. Atlantic Sr. DL 12 8 3 59 9.5 .79
22 Myles Garrett Texas A&M Jr. DL 11 8 1 59 8.5 .77
23 Ifeadi Odenigbo Northwestern Sr. DL 13 10 0 70 10.0 .77
24 Haason Reddick Temple Sr. DL 14 10 1 66 10.5 .75
- Carlos Watkins Clemson Sr. DL 14 10 1 58 10.5 .75
- Jimmie Gilbert Colorado Sr. DL 14 9 3 105 10.5 .75
- Koron Crump Arizona St. Jr. LB 12 9 0 68 9.0 .75
- Carroll Phillips Illinois Sr. DL 12 9 0 58 9.0 .75
- Charles Harris Missouri Jr. DL 12 8 2 51 9.0 .75
- Ogbonnia Okoronkwo Oklahoma Jr. LB 12 8 2 54 9.0 .75
31 Brian Burns Florida St. Fr. DL 13 8 3 57 9.5 .73
32 Anthony Winbush Ball St. Jr. DL 12 8 1 43 8.5 .71
- Steven Taylor Houston Sr. LB 12 7 3 65 8.5 .71
34 Pita Taumoepenu Utah Sr. DL 13 9 0 74 9.0 .69
- Carl Lawson Auburn Jr. DL 13 8 2 62 9.0 .69
- Joe Ostman Central Mich. Sr. DL 13 8 2 65 9.0 .69
- Jesse Aniebonam Maryland Jr. DL 13 7 4 74 9.0 .69
- Darius English South Carolina Sr. DL 13 7 4 70 9.0 .69
39 Jonathan Allen Alabama Sr. DL 14 8 3 77 9.5 .68
40 Terence Waugh Kent St. Sr. DL 12 8 0 58 8.0 .67
- James Hearns Louisville Jr. DB 12 7 2 71 8.0 .67
42 Joe Jackson Miami (FL) Fr. DL 13 8 1 51 8.5 .65
- David Moa Boise St. So. DL 13 7 3 48 8.5 .65
- Pat O'Connor Eastern Mich. Sr. DL 13 7 3 51 8.5 .65
- Dylan Bradley Southern Miss. Sr. DL 13 6 5 56 8.5 .65
46 Tim Williams Alabama Sr. LB 14 7 4 97 9.0 .64
47 Marcell Frazier Missouri Jr. DL 12 7 1 61 7.5 .63
- Harrison Phillips Stanford Jr. DL 12 5 5 35 7.5 .63
49 Aikeem Coleman Idaho Jr. DL 13 8 0 45 8.0 .62
- Josh Carraway TCU Sr. DL 13 7 2 53 8.0 .62

DeMarcus Walker, DE, Florida State: 2017 NFL Draft Scouting Report

Pass-rusher DeMarcus Walker could sneak into the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft with a solid showing at the Combine

DeMarcus Walker put together a remarkable junior season in 2015. Starting all 13 games at defensive end, he recorded single-season career-highs for tackles (58), TFL (14), sacks (9), pass breakups (5), forced fumbles (3), and snagged his first career interception at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.

For his astonishing play, he earned All-ACC Second Team honors from the media, Third Team accolades from coaches, and shared Florida State’s Defensive MVP Award with current Jacksonville Jaguars star Jalen Ramsey.

 

Walker’s MVP form continued against Ole Miss in week one of this season, where he recorded an astonishing 4.5 sacks. The Jacksonville native went on to demolish his career-highs from 2015, as he finished the 2016 regular season with 63 Tackles, 15.5 TFL and 15 Sacks.

Measurables

Height: 6’4

Weight: 280lbs

Strengths

Walker has the size, length and athleticism evaluators covet in an edge rusher. His long arms keep blockers off his frame, and give him the ability to bat balls down at the line of scrimmage. He offers some positional versatility, as his chunky frame allows him to shift inside and play defensive tackle in obvious passing situations.

DeMarcus Walker is a physical specimen. He uses his thick, burly build and core strength to control the point of attack, work off blockers and quickly rediscover the football, which he has a nose for.

Walker plays with excellent balance, quickness and relentlessness. This enables him to get a good first step, flatten out, change direction on a dime and chase down ballcarriers.

Weaknesses

Walker’s natural position is up for debate, he has a similar body type to that of former Florida defensive lineman Jonathan Bullard – this caused Bullard to drop to the third-round of the 2016 NFL Draft. However, Walker is the superior player, and there is always room in the NFL for a player with his pass rushing ability.

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There are situations where Walker doesn’t give max effort, he is not a low-motor guy, but he needs to show tenacity on a more regular basis. His run defense needs to improve, he doesn’t consistently fight through contact and he needs to do a better job disengaging. Whether he’s defending the run or the pass, it seems that if an opponent gets a firm grip of Walker, he is eliminated from the play.

A one-speed athlete who cannot beat blockers on athleticism alone, Walker plays with a relentless mindset, but wears himself out and needs to better control his motor moving forward and eliminate sloppy plays.

Walker has tremendous upside – his swim move is a sight to behold – but he must develop a secondary move, most specifically, a power rush.

Final Thoughts

A possible selection for any team picking in the later stages of the first round, I currently have a Top-50 grade on Walker heading into the spring. If a team is in search of a twitchy, explosive edge rusher, Walker isn’t the guy they want.

With his tweener body and heavy hands, Walker has a well-rounded skill-set that should help him be a menacing force from the jump in the NFL. An outside presence on early downs, and a specialist inside rusher on passing downs, Walker will be a dangerous defensive weapon for one lucky NFL franchise.

 

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9 minutes ago, capologist said:

He's one of my top 3 KoG. :)

He's my number one for where we are drafting. I've been looking at a few DT, but most seem to play way too high. I know most here like DT's early in this draft, but Walker plays inside and outside. That's two for one. Plus I see far more benefit in looking at a FA defensive tackle.

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KOG, I agree that he can play inside and outside and already has that awesome swim move.  DQ & the staff can help him with his hand fighing too... I started watching him and Dimick from Utah.  Dimick finished third in sacks right behind Walker this year.  

Dimick's gonna drop & someone is going to get a steal.  He's one of those "works his azz off" players who never stops & would be a poor mans Walker with great hands and bull rush.  He had 10 sacks and caused a lot of havoc in 2014 when Nate Orchard had that excellent year and got drafted.

I may post up a blurb on him.

 

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59 minutes ago, Knight of God said:

He's my number one for where we are drafting. I've been looking at a few DT, but most seem to play way too high. I know most here like DT's early in this draft, but Walker plays inside and outside. That's two for one. Plus I see far more benefit in looking at a FA defensive tackle.

Walker, Caleb Brantley and Derek Barnett are my top 3 right now.

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1 minute ago, youngbloodz said:

He just doesn't jump off the screen to me. As a Cane I was never nervous about DeMarcus when we played FSU. I was sick thinking about Cook. I wouldn't take him in the first. Just my opinion and I have been wrong a lot about players

 

No, its cool. Definitely something to consider. It was my knock against Harris, same as Smoot.

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