Tracy Walker NFL Draft 2018: Scouting Report for Detroit Lions' Pick

Matt Miller@nfldraftscoutNFL Draft Lead WriterApril 28, 2018

Texas A&M running back Kendall Bussey (25) turns the corner against Louisiana-Lafayette defensive back Tracy Walker (23) during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Sam Craft)
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POSITIVES

Tested well across the board at the combine and is a solid, fluid athlete.

—Is an active, willing hitter.

—Plays bigger than his measurements (6'1", 206 lbs).

—Great length (33 ½" wingspan) and uses that as a tackler and ball hawk.

—Ball skills popped off tape and in drills.

         

NEGATIVES

—Looked lost and too high in deep coverage.

—Might be a zone safety only. He struggles in man-to-man.

—Instincts were average at Louisiana-Lafayette, a small-conference school.

—Struggles to drop his hips and sink when changing direction.

—One-speed kind of guy who can be beaten in that area.

                

OVERALL

Tracy Walker, who also goes by Trey, is a polished safety prospect who fits the bill as a run defender and an intimidating hitter in coverage. He has upside and could become a standout special teams player with his length and aggressive mentality.

            

GRADE: 5.40 (Round 7)

PRO COMPARISON: Morgan Burnett, Pittsburgh Steelers

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