Sunday, October 7, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 8:58 AM
JD WALTON: Baylor, 6025 300 5.23. A three-year starter that transferred from Arizona State. Has done both the shotgun snap in the spread and conventional snap to the quarterback under center. Position/wall off type blocker. Creates inside running lanes by turning the down defender. Solid on the block back or “choke” block. Plays on his feet. Good agility and balance in close quarters. Plays with a good base and works to finish his blocks. Will drop his head at times in pass protection but generally slides and adjusts his mirror to wall off defender. Good hand quickness to lock out and position hands on the breast plate and get push on his target. Strong and crafty, but needs to be more consistent with his ability to recover and anchor in pass protection. Good arm length for position. Can improve his lower body strength to anchor a bull rush. Generally plays with good knee bend. Consistent, tough, smart, and has outstanding leadership qualities. OSR: 27/40. Third/ fourth round. (A-33 3/8, H-9 1/4, BP-24, 10-1.79).