2021 NFL Draft Profile: Tre Walker

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Tre Walker 2021 NFL Draft Overview

Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 5’10 7/8”
Weight: 178 Lbs
School: San Jose State

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Tre Walker 2021 NFL Draft Profile

Tre Walker is an electric player out of San Jose State University in California. He spent his collegiate career burning everyone on-site in the Mountain West, propelling himself into draft consideration. Walker finished his career for the Spartans as one of the most productive ball catchers in school history, amassing 178 catches, 2,2674 yards, and 11 touchdowns in 38 games. His most productive year for the team was in 2019, where he eclipsed 1,000 yards while averaging over 14 yards per catch. Walker does a lot of the little things well at the wide receiver position, from route running to body control at the point of the catch.

One thing about the modern-day NFL is that there is always a need for speed. Even though Walker’s 40-time wouldn’t suggest it, he is one of the most dynamic players on tape in college football. Players with the ability to take the top off the defense are always coveted, and Walker is capable of doing just that. In 2018, he averaged 21 yards per catch and displayed big playmaking ability throughout his college career. A player like Walker is able to change the way defenses line up and help players around them, even in just a rotational role.

His athleticism, tape, and his refined game at the wide receiver er position have his name buzzing in many draft circles. However, Walker had one of the worst possible athletic testing days at his pro day. Testing in the bottom percentile in multiple major categories, the hopeful draftee. While some teams will bow out due to this, some will see the tape and be willing to take a chance on Walker as a late-round pick.

Strengths

  • Burst out of breaks
  • Fights through contact, even with lack of size
  • Has experience inside and outside
  • Clean footwork on tape, implying he isn’t only a deep threat
  • Has proven track record of production,

Weaknesses

  • One of the worst athletic testing outcomes possible at his pro day.
  • size could be a problem at the next level with larger press corners
  • Tracking the ball on the deep ball is below-average
  • Needs to develop more of a route tree, ran the same routes often in college
  • Body control could use some improvement, especially at the point of the catch.

NFL Comparison: Deontay Burnett

Teams with a Need at Cornerback: Las Vegas Raiders, Jacksonville Jaguars, Cincinnati Bengals, Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens

Projection: Seventh Round to UDFA

Bottom Line on Tre Walker

Walker has some skills that NFL teams will be intrigued by. Route-Running, and play-making abilities that he possesses, are reasons he could be drafted. However, his pro-day woes combined with him playing against lower-level competition could be held against him. It’s likely that Walker gets drafted in the seventh round, or be a priority free agent. There will be an opportunity for Walker somewhere, and in the right situation, he could develop into a solid depth receiver.

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