Quay Walker

Quay Walker

Measurements
  • Height
    6036
  • Hand
    9 1/4
  • VJ
    32
  • Weight
    241lbs
  • Arm
    32 5/8
  • Speed
    4.52
LB Combine Averages
  • Height
    6011
  • Hand
    9 1/2
  • VJ
    34
  • Weight
    238lbs
  • Arm
    32
  • Speed
    4.69
Sales Pinckney - Scout
Quay Walker
  • Overall Rank
    43
  • Position Rank
    3
  • Position
    LB
  • Team
    GEORGIA

Stats

Year Games Played Tackles TFL Pressure % Yds/Cov Snap
2018 14 6 0 0.0% 0.25
2019 13 23 3.5 9.4% 0.48
2020 10 43 2 18.4% 0.71
2021 15 67 5.5 18.2% 0.91

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Quay Walker has outstanding overall size for the linebacker position. He has a lean and muscular frame that carries 240 pounds very well, and could add weight if needed. No reported injury history.

  • Size
    8
  • Length
    7
  • Frame/Durability
    7
Grade 7.3

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Displays above the line toughness and a physical playstyle when engaging blockers in the hole. Flashes above the line instincts and play recognition and understands run fits. Will occasionally bite on eye candy from the offense. Above the line motor in pursuit.

  • Toughness
    7
  • Instincts
    6
  • Effort/Motor
    7
Grade 6.7

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Walker has adequate downhill explosion with above the line speed that gives him good range from sideline to sideline. He is a fluid mover, and breaks down well with good body control and makes tackles consistently. Adequate overall lower body flexibility, and flashes the ability to dip around and under blocks. Adequate change of direction ability allows him to react quickly to what he sees and redirect to the ball. Play strength is adequate and allows him to hold his ground against linemen when engaging at the point of attack.

  • Explosiveness
    6
  • Speed
    7
  • Body Control
    6
  • Flexibility/Bend
    6
  • Change of Direction
    6
  • Play Strength
    6
Grade 6.2

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Constantly communicating with other members of the defense to make adjustments based on the offensive set. Displays above the line closing speed to the football and eats up ground quickly when getting downhill. takes above the line pursuit angles that put him in position to make plays Has a physical playstyle and is not scared of contact or getting involved in the chaos near the line of scrimmage. This can lead to him getting caught up in the trash around the line of scrimmage and entangled with blockers. Hand use when engaged is average and prevents him from consistently shedding blocks and freeing himself to make a play. In coverage he displays good depth and range in his zone drops. Has the size and physicality to match up against tight ends along with the speed to keep up with running backs. His route recognition ability is adequate, and he tends to get flat footed in man coverage which can lead to separation. As a blitzer he showcases good speed and motor to get to the QB, but he prefers to throw a shoulder instead of using his hands to engage blockers and can be engulfed as a result.

  • Hip Explosiveness
    6
  • Closing Speed
    7
  • Block Shed
    5
  • Pursuit Angles
    7
  • Physicality
    7
  • Cover Ability
    6
  • Productivity
    6
  • Leadership
    6
Grade 6.3

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
Quay Walker is a Senior who appeared in 51 of 52 possible games in his four seasons at Georgia, starting 17 of them. Was a major contributor on special teams in all four seasons. Aligned almost exclusively in the box for Georgia's hybrid defense, and only occasionally bumped out to the slot for coverage purposes. Finished the 2021 season tied for third on the team in tackles. Projects as a scheme versatile off-ball backer that you can win with, who can contribute on all three downs in several ways. Will be an immediate special teams impact player while he competes for an early career starting spot and improves his technique and refines his instincts to get to most out of his physical tools.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • VS Alabama
  • Jan - 10 - 2021
  • Flew around the field and did a good job of defeating blocks in the biggest game of the season
  • iconWorst Game
  • VS Clemson
  • Sep - 04 - 2021
  • Took poor angles to the football and struggles to defeat blocks cleanly
Best Trait
Closing Speed
Pro Comparison
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