Review of New Orleans Saints’ Tyrunn Walker through first three preseason games

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June 6, 2012; Metairie, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints linebacker and defensive end Martez Wilson (95) runs with teammates Tyrunn Walker (75) , Will Smith (91) and Swanson Miller (97) during a minicamp session at the team

Rookie Tyrunn Walker hails from New Iberia, Louisiana.  He played high school ball at Westgate, Louisiana, began his college ball at Jones County Junior College, Mississippi, before transferring to Tulsa Hurricanes.  Current age and measurements:  22 years old/ 6-3 /294 lbs.

He was one of 19 finalists for the Ted Hendricks award for outstanding college defensive ends in 2011.  He agreed to terms with the New Orleans Saints on April 30, 2012, as an undrafted free agent.

Those are the facts.  How has Walker transitioned to the pros?  The following are my observations through the first three preseason games.

 Arizona Cardinals HOF  Game

Walker looked stout. Even when double teamed, he disengaged and followed the ball with laser like intensity. He is always looking for the ball and trying to shed his blocker.    Easily drove his man back off the line of scrimmage when single covered and sometimes when double covered.

Just keeps moving his feet and applying pressure.  Made several great tackles in the midst of coverage.  One, good tipped ball.  No quit in his play.  Keeps running to the ball.  On one play the line man kept trying to steer him away from the QB, and Walker just rode with him till he got a clear path and a sack.

Dominant and not afraid of a wrap up tackle.  Played with a lot of heart; can see he wants to make the most out of this opportunity.

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Topics: Arizona Cardinals, Jacksonville Jaguars, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Saints 2012 Preseason, Tyrunn Walker

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  • James C. Morse

    …If Walker can stay healthy & play a little smarter these last 2 preseason games, I’d say he’s got a decent chance @ making the ’53′.