Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Getting To Know WR Tyrone Walker

I don't read too much into the first week of training camp but sometimes unknown players jump out. That might be happening to undrafted free agent WR Tyrone Walker.
He was signed in May after a tryout during rookie orientation. He played at Illinois State, so he wasn't very well known, and he ran a 4.59 40 at his pro day, which isn't very fast. He still has a very tough road ahead of him, he has to move ahead of at least three other players to make the roster, but both 7th round picks (Charles Johnson and Kevin Dorsey) have missed some practice time and given Walker an opportunity.

His main talent, via Jersey Al's, is that he's a solid route runner who makes good adjustments on the ball. That should help him make his quarterbacks look better, especially when he's catching passes from Graham Harrell and B.J. Coleman, who aren't known for their accuracy.

Aaron Rodgers said Walker's a good route runner who reminds him of former Packer WR Antonio Chatman. If Walker can do the same as Chatman, who ended up having a nice six year career with the Packers and Bengals while recording 114 career receptions, that would probably be the best case scenario for him.

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