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2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: OT Walker Little


Positional ranking: #12

Big Board ranking: #95

 

Overview

Position: OT

College: Stanford

Class: Senior

Age: 22

 

Measurables

Height: 6’7 3/8”

Weight: 313 lbs.

Arm length: 33 3/4″

Hand size: 10 1/8”

 

Athletic testing

40-yard dash: 5.29 sec.

Vertical jump: 30.0”

Broad jump: 111.0”

Bench press: 24 reps

3-cone drill: 7.43 sec.

Short shuttle: 4.58 sec.

 

Strengths

Great overall size. Hands are big and powerful. Above-average athleticism and movement skills. Impressive bend at his size. Keeps a very wide base and can be like a wall to get around in pass protection. Hands are in good position as a pass blocker. Pass sets appeared to improve in one game of 2019 action. Good ability to recover in pass protection and push rushers past the quarterback. Strong to anchor when he gets his hands on power rushers. Quick out of his stance. Plus acceleration as a puller. Can drives defenders back some when engaged. Very accurate reaching/securing second-level blocks. Able to absorb smaller targets. Uses a grasp-and-throw move to wipe out defenders. Has power in his hands to twist defenders to the ground. Strikes are very effective.

 

Weaknesses

Needs to be better against speed rushes. Has some issues with lunging in pass protection. Average overall power (play strength mostly comes from his hands). Ends up on the ground too much. Really struggled sliding his feet and staying in front of guys versus Notre Dame in 2018. Missed all but one game in 2019 due to a knee injury and opted out in 2020.

 

NFL comparison

Taylor Decker

 

Conclusion

Overall, Little is an upside tackle prospect with ideal size, functional athleticism, and impressive strength in his hands. Some of the issues combined with just one game played since 2018 could make him more of a late Day 2 option.

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Roy
Roy
1 month ago

He hasn’t played in years so don’t pick him

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