Packers Select Rasheed Walker OT Penn State in 2022 NFL Draft - Round 7

 

 

{Rasheed Walker, Penn State, OT}

 

MEASURABLES/PRO DAY:

6'6", 315 pounds, 40 yd. dash 5.26; Arms 33 5/8; Hands 10 5/8; 
 
 

CAREER NOTES:

Played defensive line in high school but switched to offensive line at Penn State. After a redshirt year, he started three years at Penn State, earning honorable mention All-Big 10 honors in two of them. Was injured late in his final season but started 10 games. Had 32 career starts with the Nitney Lions.

 

NFL SCOUTING REPORT:

https://www.nfl.com/prospects/rasheed-walker/32005741-4c30-8460-fec4-804...

 

FIT WITH THE PACKERS:

Walker has the physical tools the Packers like but he doesn't always play up to his potential. Although he played left tackle at Penn State, his vulnerability to speed off the edge and counter moves make him a better fit at right tackle in the NFL. He needs to improve his balance and patience but these are things that coaching can improve. The physical tools are there for him to eventually develop into a starter if he can become more consistent.
 
 
COMMENTARY: 

Walker was a bit of an underachiever at Penn State espeically against NFL-caliber opponents. Aiden Hutchinson embarrassed him in the game against Michigan. But if the Packers coaching staff can improve his technique, the physical tools are there for him to eventually become a starting right tackle in the NFL. He may also be able to play guard.

 

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CJ Bauckham's picture

April 30, 2022 at 01:18 pm

I also selected Zach this year, but at 132. Hooray for me! Hooray for us!
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Feeling pretty good about our draft this year, thus far

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dobber's picture

April 30, 2022 at 01:19 pm

Solid, Packers-type OL. Two good, roster-filling picks here in round 4.

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greengold's picture

April 30, 2022 at 01:42 pm

dobs, it’s been this entire draft… completing the circle?

Depends much on these last 4 picks.

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stockholder's picture

April 30, 2022 at 01:21 pm

I kept getting this guy on the PFF simulator. * Grade A*

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stockholder's picture

April 30, 2022 at 01:32 pm

My first Pff Simulator mock. Note where They had Walker and Tom Zack.
#22. Jameson Williams. WR Alabama
#28. Chris Olave. WR Ohio State
#53. Trey McBride TE Colorado State
#59. Leo Chenal LB. WI.
#92. Quay Walker. LB Georgia
132. Nick Cross S Maryland
140. Tom Zach OT WF
171. Javion Heiligh. Wr Coastal Carolina
228. Master Teague III. RB. Ohio st.
249. Isaih Pacheco. RB Toledo
258. Cooper McCaw OT Liberty

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 30, 2022 at 01:49 pm

They were not the Scouts working the 2-4-1s in the cocktail lounge down in Mobile during the Senior Bowl.

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 30, 2022 at 01:43 pm

I'm now looking for Bo Melton to blow the rest of the dinosaur's minds. Fifth round goes to TE.....??

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stockholder's picture

April 30, 2022 at 01:47 pm

No Te. Bo Melton works for me.

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 30, 2022 at 01:51 pm

Take the top off, let this offense Evolve...

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PackEyedOptimist's picture

April 30, 2022 at 02:06 pm

I'd have preferred Melton to Doubs, but cest la vie.

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egbertsouse's picture

April 30, 2022 at 01:28 pm

6'4" and 304 lbs. is undersized these days. Wow! When I was a kid the guards and tackles were 240 lbs. And a loaf of bread was 20 cents . And our TV got 3 channels. And phones had rotary dials. Blah, blah, blah. Old fart alert!

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Kevin Carpenter's picture

April 30, 2022 at 01:33 pm

Corey Linsley was one of the best centers in the NFL for 5 years and was listed at 6'3" 295-300.

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PackEyedOptimist's picture

April 30, 2022 at 02:07 pm

I remember Greg Koch being considered "huge" at 260. :-D

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dobber's picture

April 30, 2022 at 02:17 pm

...and one of those channels was PBS. Bleack!

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MooPack's picture

April 30, 2022 at 01:30 pm

Had him in every sim I did. Looks like they have him at C, but can play everywhere.

Maybe Zach Tom is versatile enough to be a long snapper as well. Saves a roster spot.

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 30, 2022 at 01:45 pm

Usually had him paired with Lucas. Gutey brought Quay Walker into the equation and Lucas went to the Seachickens.

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barutanseijin's picture

April 30, 2022 at 02:29 pm

People have to get off the “one center to snap them all” hobby horse.

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Coldworld's picture

April 30, 2022 at 01:40 pm

Probably needs a year in the weight room. He’s unusual as he’s never played guard, only C and T. He’s probably not a realistic T candidate in the pros based upon physique, but if he can learn guard he’d be a Patrick type. C is probably his best projection as a starting option. Smart, very technically competent and aware. Should pick things up fast.

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Coldworld's picture

April 30, 2022 at 01:46 pm

Tyreke Smith just went. Edge candidates are becoming extremely few and far between. Honestly, would have to be an out of nowhere find to excite at this point. Veteran or they really like Ramsey and can keep him upright for once.

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greengold's picture

April 30, 2022 at 01:50 pm

From my notes:

EDGE Ali Fayad - Western Michigan
6-2 248 32” arms

Less than ideal size but CONSTANTLY TOP GRADED PASS RUSH. Advanced ability & know how. Baits OTs. Every down he has a plan, and a VARIETY of moves to get QB. Spin, swim, chop, ghost. Needs strength, technique. Steal end R7.

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Coldworld's picture

April 30, 2022 at 01:55 pm

Better than I could come up with.

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 30, 2022 at 01:59 pm

Quay Walker will be their speed Edge guy and Tipa should show up around 240-245lbs and stronger, we hope.
Otherwise; Ingram is out there, Jerry Hughes for spot duty?

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dobber's picture

April 30, 2022 at 02:23 pm

Dominique Robinson
Isaiah Thomas
Van Van Vanvalkenberg
Kingsley Enagbare (my favorite of those left)
Ryder Anderson

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dobber's picture

April 30, 2022 at 02:24 pm

NVM on Robinson--Bears take him

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Coldworld's picture

April 30, 2022 at 02:29 pm

Not really high on any of those, but he’s probably the best of those you listed.,

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Coldworld's picture

April 30, 2022 at 02:38 pm

And we did indeed get him

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

April 30, 2022 at 01:47 pm

Believe very good pickup! Needed more at interior and center following Patrick's departure.

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greengold's picture

April 30, 2022 at 02:04 pm

Zach Tom is just another phenomenal add by Gutekunst. Phenomenal. The kind of versatility we needed. We’ll be a much better team with these adds alone in Walker, Wyatt, Watson, Rhyan, Doubs & now Tom! With 4 more picks? I like it.

Amazing the reality of our team needs punching us in the face as we work through this draft!

My pick 171 is:

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CB Joshua Williams - Fayetteville State
6-2 195 4.46!!!

FLUID HIPS. FEET. HIP POCKET. SMOOTH. Backpedal. SPEED. Stops on a dime. ALWAYS ready, in phase as ball arrives to make a play. Plays quick game/deep routes equally well. Man/zone. AGGRESSIVE..

+BALL SKILLS 5 INT 22PBU 79 TCKLS, 4 TFL, 2 TDs (1 on PR)

REMARKABLE length & closing speed for a natural CB.
R3

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Coldworld's picture

April 30, 2022 at 02:13 pm

Went to the Chiefs I think. 135. I liked him too

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Coldworld's picture

April 30, 2022 at 02:15 pm

Did we just trade back? Or am I just losing it?

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PackEyedOptimist's picture

April 30, 2022 at 02:17 pm

You and me both! :-D

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Coldworld's picture

April 30, 2022 at 02:24 pm

Looks like with Denver. Maybe pick up a sixth?

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

April 30, 2022 at 02:27 pm

Broncos selected a player at 171. So......

Google says GB traded 171 for 179 and 234.

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Coldworld's picture

April 30, 2022 at 02:27 pm

Lol, had to look up the number. Sometimes knowing these these things from memory is useful

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dobber's picture

April 30, 2022 at 02:26 pm

Got an extra 7th...whoo...

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Coldworld's picture

April 30, 2022 at 02:28 pm

LS love coming?

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Turophile's picture

April 30, 2022 at 02:36 pm

Given how deep this draft is the Packers essentially get 4 picks in round 7, which equates to getting 4 of the best UDFAs without having to bid against other teams. A good year to stack 7ths.

As for Tom, he is a mock draft favourite of many - super athletic tackle that needs some weight on.

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dobber's picture

April 30, 2022 at 02:41 pm

They can package their two early 7s to move up into round 6, too, where they have no picks....and still have 2 7s.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

April 30, 2022 at 03:40 pm

7th rounders get perhaps $95K signing bonus. They can be thought of as UDFAs but they cost a lot more if they don't make the 53.

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dobber's picture

April 30, 2022 at 02:38 pm

Enegbare! There's a good value pick. Happy.

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Coldworld's picture

April 30, 2022 at 02:41 pm

Best of those left perhaps.

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 30, 2022 at 02:46 pm

You got your guy.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

April 30, 2022 at 02:38 pm

enagbare. Probably plays safety or slot CB.

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dobber's picture

April 30, 2022 at 02:42 pm

I think he can gun on punts, too.

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Coldworld's picture

April 30, 2022 at 02:51 pm

Slowly. 4.87 40 is a bit slow for a gunner.

He’s neither strong nor flexible. Not sure what his upside is. Best on the inside in college, where he could get pressure in a straight line, but I’m not seeing that in the pros

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

April 30, 2022 at 02:46 pm

Well, I don't want to hear GM-speak on how surprised GB was when he was there at 179. He was there at 171 and the packers decided to trade back to pick up 234. Maybe Enagbare would last 7 more picks, maybe not. Easy come, easy go.

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Coldworld's picture

April 30, 2022 at 02:53 pm

They must see something. They could have just ignored edge in the 5th, unless you are suggesting desperation?

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

April 30, 2022 at 03:43 pm

Not really. Just noting the facts. If they loved Enagbare in any particular way, they would have taken him at 171 rather than risk losing him just to pick up pick 234.

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greengold's picture

April 30, 2022 at 04:03 pm

New holder for Crosby.

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frankthefork's picture

April 30, 2022 at 02:56 pm

Thx Gil, Paul, Bruce, and CHTV gang. Like Rhyan, and Tom, but have some douts on BG picks and where. All will be well after a few more.
I can now forgive you for that trade-up by trading back and getting a player in need w/ Enagbare. Rrrrrrrrrr

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