Tennessee Titans: Comparing Delanie Walker vs Jared Cook

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Oct 6, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker (82) leaps for yardage against Kansas City Chiefs free safety Kendrick Lewis (23) during the second half at LP Field. Kansas City won 26-17. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports


Sometimes statistics can skew our view of which players are the best. So to take a step back from statistical data, let’s examine the ratings for these two tight ends from Pro Football Focus.

Delanie Walker

Jared Cook


Tight End Ranking



Overall Production



Pass Blocking



Run Blocking


When taking the entire tight end position into consideration, Pro Football Focus has Walker ranked as the 20th tight end in the NFL and Cook all the way down at 42nd.

Neither tight end graded out particularly well in the pass-blocking category. Walker is behind in this category with a negative grade, but Cook doesn’t have much to be proud of with a 0.7 grade.

Run blocking is an asset that interested the Titans in Walker from the start. He is known as an effective blocker, and graded out as such with a 2.4.

Cook normally has to leave the field in obvious running situations because of his weakness at run blocking, and he graded out predictably very low in that department with a -7.0.

Walker clearly graded out as the better of the two tight ends.