DeMarcus Walker   DL   Florida State


DeMarcus is the type of player you look at on tape and then look at his stats and say to yourself … they don’t match. DeMarcus has good size and athletic talent but the quality of his play is what stands out and is why he has the stats he has. He fights on every down and as the game goes on he gets stronger and better and smarter. He reminds me of #Bills Kyle Williams that type of football player who never lets you down and shows up big in the big games. Demarcus has leadership skills through his play on the field. He is an assignment sound player who plays the run just as well as he plays the pass. DeMarcus is the type of player who coaches fall in love with because of his effort, consistency and ability to play better than his athletic talent suggest. He can play in any style of front four or three and be effective. Trust me, you want DeMarcus on your team because he is what all football players should be, an impact player on the field and in the locker room.

It’s easy to down grade DeMarcus if you want to look past his film. He is not quick off the line, he doesn’t have great balance, he lacks the foot speed to be a double digit pass rusher for the next level, he lacks pass rushing moves, he is better over the guards rushing the passer than outside but is not big enough to play inside on every down, I could go on but I won’t. Talent wise… DeMarcus is not going to make your head spin with excitement but as I always say, it takes more than talent to play in the NFL.

DeMarcus is the type of a player offensive coordinators call a pain in the ass. On film you can be blocked one on one and then you get into the game and he’s beating the O-lineman inside and out and making tackles and disrupting the offense. He’s working off of stunts and pushing the pocket and by the time you get to the end of the game DeMarcus has the coaches so mad at the O-lineman their pulling their hair out on the sideline and throwing their I-Pads. Like I said Demarcus gets better as the game goes on because most players loose a little quickness and speed but Demarcus doesn’t lose anything. He’s a 4th quarter pain in the ass type of player, the type of player who becomes a core player for your defense and a fan favorite for years to come.

Drew Boylhart  FEB.2017