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Denver Broncos select DeMarcus Walker in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft

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The Denver Broncos have selected DeMarcus Walker in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

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In the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos have selected Florida State Defensive End, DeMarcus Walker.

The versatile Seminoles defender played outside as a base-end in their defense, but often kicked inside to rush the passer in sub-packages. He had 16.0 sacks and 19.5 tackles for loss in his senior season, including a 4.5 sack performance in week one against Ole Miss. That type of play earned him First-Team All-ACC Honors and he was voted as the ACC’s Defensive Player of the Year.

If you’re big on statistical production, Walker certainly has it. In his last two years, he had 25 sacks and 41.5 tackles for loss. Those numbers are comparable to Myles Garrett, who went number one overall to the Cleveland Browns.

Walker has the ability to be an every-down defender for the Broncos, but will likely start his career as a sub-package rusher who can get after the quarterback. See the below Tweet and video for evidence. The guy absolutely kills it in one-on-one match-up’s.

With their first two selections, the Broncos have added size, grit and a nasty demeanor to both of their lines. I expect Walker to be a household name Broncos fans will be rooting for diligently for years to come.

2017 Broncos Draft Picks

Round Pick Selection Position School Info Highlights
Round Pick Selection Position School Info Highlights
1 20 Garett Bolles OT Utah Scouting Report Video
2 51 DeMarcus Walker DE Florida State Scouting Report Video
3 82 Carlos Henderson WR Louisiana Tech Scouting Report Video
3 101 Brendan Langley CB Lamar Scouting Report Video
4 126 Traded to Browns
5 145 (from Browns) Jake Butt TE Michigan Scouting Report Video
5 172 (from Packers) Isaiah McKenzie WR Georgia Scouting Report Video
5 177 Traded to 49ers
6 203 De'Angelo Henderson RB Coastal Carolina Scouting Report Video
7 238 Traded to Packers
7 252 Trade to Browns
7 253 Chad Kelly QB Ole Miss Scouting Report Video

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