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Considering how much the Clemson Tigers offense threw the ball in 2011, the consistent production of tackle Landon Walker is worth noting.
For one, quarterback Tajh Boyd was sacked 31 times in 14 games. Now, that may seem like a lot, but Boyd also attempted 499 passes in 2011.
So, because getting to the quarterback is the only real way to slow down a pass-happy offense, Walker and the rest of the Tigers' offensive line had to pass block a lot more than the average.
Plus, Boyd has yet to develop as your ideal pocket passer, and an offensive line can hold block for so long. Include the number of blitzes that Walker and Co. had to face, and still, Boyd was provided with enough time to average 273 passing yards per game.
As for Walker, he started 35 games in his career, has proved excellent strength, good size at 6'6", 305 pounds and with development could become a sound blindside tackle in the pros. He does, however, need to gain more experience as a run-blocker since Clemson wasn't a run-oriented team.
Therefore, added forward explosion, getting to the second-level and keeping a low center of gravity must be proven. Walker will get exposed a bit by the more experience pass-rushers, but that's his strength and will surprise more scouts there than anywhere else.