3. D’Andre Walker EDGE, Georgia
Snaps: 350 (200 defense, 150 special teams)
You may think that this is too high for Walker, but I actually think I am being really conservative here. His teammate Lorenzo Carter played nearly 250 special teams snaps for the New York Giants in addition to 442 defensive snaps and I actually like Walker a little more than I liked Carter.
Where he fits:
Walker was one of the true steals of the draft if you pair potential for success with proven skill.
His game is multifaceted so it is hard to really figure out where to start. As a pass rusher he flashes the ability to win with speed and a long arm which pairs well with his inside counter and his effectiveness on X-stunts with the DT.
He is smooth in coverage when you consider his size and his speed rush forces offensive tackles to account for him as a pass rusher until he backs off of the line. What this means is that he is a great guy to have if you want to run overload or slot blitzes opposite him because he can effectively drop into a zone better than many other EDGEs.
The other element of his game that needs to be talked about is that he can line up off the ball and blitz into different gaps or play QB spy. This will come in handy if the Titans want use him as a foil to QBs who can run like Andrew Luck or Deshaun Watson.
I think he is going to really challenge Kamalei Correa for the 4th EDGE spot on the depth chart while outright taking Harold Landry’s spot on special teams, because Landry needs to lead the EDGEs in defensive snaps.