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Ziggy
04-29-2017, 07:18 AM
Demarcus Walker- 6'4 280

http://sportshub.cbsistatic.com/i/r/2016/11/14/6932eebb-6ee4-49e3-b6e3-513aba1179c6/thumbnail/770x433/e044c6f3f628e20a92fb285ec286fd6c/63840235.jpg

Ziggy
04-29-2017, 07:20 AM
watch?v=D_nZanLqxAw

watch?v=-_P13bssi8o

BeefStew25
04-29-2017, 07:21 AM
Noles love the guy. Said he is a leader etc.

Ziggy
04-29-2017, 07:30 AM
This man is a pass rushing beast. The scouting reports will say that he has motor issues, but it's not true. The fact is that he wears himself out chasing plays all over the field. His motor never stops. I think he comes in as a part time pass rush specialist. He was an Elway type of prospect. Team captain, team leader, heart of the defense, high production, and a chip on his shoulder. He reported ran a 4.76 40 at his pro day- at 280 pounds. I think Elway sees him as an inside pass rusher on obvious passing downs. This should help make up for the loss of Malik's production on passing downs.

BroncoJoe
04-29-2017, 08:49 AM
Thanks for posting this stuff, Ziggy.

None of your videos work though...

Jsteve01
04-29-2017, 10:36 AM
This man is a pass rushing beast. The scouting reports will say that he has motor issues, but it's not true. The fact is that he wears himself out chasing plays all over the field. His motor never stops. I think he comes in as a part time pass rush specialist. He was an Elway type of prospect. Team captain, team leader, heart of the defense, high production, and a chip on his shoulder. He reported ran a 4.76 40 at his pro day- at 280 pounds. I think Elway sees him as an inside pass rusher on obvious passing downs. This should help make up for the loss of Malik's production on passing downs. I think he's a beast of effort and technique I wish there was a little bit more twitch. But I think he'll make us very happy. I guess my question is at 280 in a traditional 3-4 does he have the ability to Anchor against the run as a five tech and how do you use him effectively as an inside rusher unless you're using 43 looks?

Al Wilson 4 Mayor
04-29-2017, 10:43 AM
I think he's a beast of effort and technique I wish there was a little bit more twitch. But I think he'll make us very happy. I guess my question is at 280 in a traditional 3-4 does he have the ability to Anchor against the run as a five tech and how do you use him effectively as an inside rusher unless you're using 43 looks?

I wonder if Elways sees him as a Malik upside type player. Malik was only 275 when we drafted him and was seen as a tweener. It took him 3-4 years to turn into the 295 pound beast he is now

NightTerror218
04-29-2017, 10:44 AM
Love this pick. Did not think he would fall to us. He is similiar size to wolfe and rwports said hus frame cpuld take adding on weight. So both DE around 6'4 280lb.

NightTerror218
04-29-2017, 10:45 AM
This man is a pass rushing beast. The scouting reports will say that he has motor issues, but it's not true. The fact is that he wears himself out chasing plays all over the field. His motor never stops. I think he comes in as a part time pass rush specialist. He was an Elway type of prospect. Team captain, team leader, heart of the defense, high production, and a chip on his shoulder. He reported ran a 4.76 40 at his pro day- at 280 pounds. I think Elway sees him as an inside pass rusher on obvious passing downs. This should help make up for the loss of Malik's production on passing downs.

I agree. He will prob start as passing downs until his run stuffing improves but he is a disrupter that lives in backfield getting sacks and tackles for loss.

King87
04-29-2017, 10:47 AM
Can he help us against the run? That's much more pressing than the pass rush - getting a pass rush from the line is important- right now.

NightTerror218
04-29-2017, 10:52 AM
Can he help us against the run? That's much more pressing than the pass rush - getting a pass rush from the line is important- right now.

Interior push is needed too. Malik did that which made qbs step back in pocket.

King87
04-29-2017, 10:54 AM
I understand that, but we got ran on badly last year. So much so that teams didn't have to pass, ergo making the pass rush a flicker as opposed to the flaming death inferno. I think I'd argue that improving on run defense would help the pass rush more. However, pushing the pocket lets our beasts do what they do as that's what they does.

Ziggy
04-29-2017, 11:00 AM
That's what Peko and Kerr were signed for. We still needed and interior pass rusher on passing downs.

King87
04-29-2017, 11:16 AM
Peko and Kerr are retreads. They're stopgaps players at this point. Walker, if he wants to be a starter, is going to have to improve our run defense, imo.

BeefStew25
04-29-2017, 12:46 PM
I don't mind a 5 tech but maybe we should have targeted a one tech.

Denver Native (Carol)
04-29-2017, 12:53 PM
Andrew Mason‏Verified account @MaseDenver 50m

DeMarcus Walker said he had never seen snow in person before today.

Andrew Mason‏Verified account @MaseDenver 50m

DeMarcus Walker: "From the phone call last night to right now, there's been a constant smile on my face."

Andrew Mason‏Verified account @MaseDenver 51m

DL coach Bill Kollar: "We feel the No. 1 thing [DeMarcus Walker] does is rush the passer."

Hawgdriver
04-29-2017, 01:01 PM
This man is a pass rushing beast. The scouting reports will say that he has motor issues, but it's not true. The fact is that he wears himself out chasing plays all over the field. His motor never stops. I think he comes in as a part time pass rush specialist. He was an Elway type of prospect. Team captain, team leader, heart of the defense, high production, and a chip on his shoulder. He reported ran a 4.76 40 at his pro day- at 280 pounds. I think Elway sees him as an inside pass rusher on obvious passing downs. This should help make up for the loss of Malik's production on passing downs.

He's relentless, but he's slow off the ball half the time. When he launches top-fuel style, he's mad disruptive. Got a nasty inside swim move. Glad he's on the team.

Hawgdriver
04-29-2017, 01:02 PM
Voch did a decent job of analyzing Walker in this film session.

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DT88TheGreat
04-29-2017, 02:59 PM
Peko and Kerr are retreads. They're stopgaps players at this point. Walker, if he wants to be a starter, is going to have to improve our run defense, imo.

They are not just any old guy's, kerr and peko are still good players, kerr isn't even old at all. Peko is not that old and he might be on his last run but he's still effective.

But walker is a stud!

G_Money
04-29-2017, 04:33 PM
Actual pic of Walker seeing snow for the first time:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C-m-MD4UAAA6S0W.jpg

DT88TheGreat
04-29-2017, 04:48 PM
Looks like me the first time I seen a tornado up close and personal with all the hail whipping around with it.

NightTerror218
04-29-2017, 05:30 PM
Peko and Kerr are retreads. They're stopgaps players at this point. Walker, if he wants to be a starter, is going to have to improve our run defense, imo.

Kerr is not. Peko is. Kerr is still young only 26.

King87
04-30-2017, 12:06 AM
Kerr is not. Peko is. Kerr is still young only 26.

Kerr isn't very good, though. Can't you be young and still be a stopgap? Or am I misusing the term?

DT88TheGreat
04-30-2017, 01:04 AM
I thought stop gap was an older veteran who doesn't have much years left that you can play and be very solid until a younger guy behind him twkes over.

Denver Native (Carol)
04-30-2017, 09:10 PM
Walker on seeing snow for the first time
Broncos draft pick DeMarcus Walker sits down with BTV's Matt Boyer to talk about his first snow experience and what it was like to see his name on a Broncos jersey.

http://www.denverbroncos.com/multimedia/videos/Walker-on-seeing-snow-for-the-first-time-/c067aef9-a965-4315-bf8e-5875088977ea

Denver Native (Carol)
05-01-2017, 04:35 PM
The latest addition to the vaunted Denver pass rush surely knows the way to the hearts of those in Broncos Country.

DeMarcus Walker, the club’s second-round pick in this weekend’s NFL Draft, certainly has daunting numbers from his tenure at Florida State — 27 sacks, 41.5 tackles for loss, 7 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries, and an interception.

His 2016 sacks total (16) ranks seventh all-time for a single season, just behind his new teammate Von Miller (17 in 2009).

“… We just looked at DeMarcus’ production: 25 sacks the last two years, the energy that he plays the game and the hustle that he plays with the game. I think he had 44 tackles for losses,” Broncos general manager John Elway said.

“He can play inside, he can play outside and so you just never have enough good pass rushers.”

But it might not necessarily be that Walker can get to the quarterback, and often, but who he said he wants to take down the most: Tom Brady.

Talking with 104.3 The Fan on Friday night after being taken No. 51 in the draft, Walker said the New England Patriots quarterback was the one passer among all NFL players he wanted to rock the most.

Especially because, to him, it seems Denver’s the only team that seems to rattle the five-time Super Bowl champion.

“… My favorite example is when the Denver Broncos rattled him in 2015, so I want to do it again,” Walker said.

rest - plus Walker talking on the fan
http://1043thefan.com/156950/broncos-walker-target-tom-brady/

DT88TheGreat
05-01-2017, 06:02 PM
He's relentless, but he's slow off the ball half the time. When he launches top-fuel style, he's mad disruptive. Got a nasty inside swim move. Glad he's on the team.

Walker is slow off the ball? I'd beg to differ, his quickness when the ball is snapped is what gives him the edgeIf when it comes to blowing up a run play or getting him some qb lunch. Dude's going to be a headache cor interior linemen.

slim
05-01-2017, 06:30 PM
I don't mind a 5 tech but maybe we should have targeted a one tech.

5 > 1.

Get it together, Beef.

Hawgdriver
05-01-2017, 08:45 PM
Walker is slow off the ball? I'd beg to differ, his quickness when the ball is snapped is what gives him the edgeIf when it comes to blowing up a run play or getting him some qb lunch. Dude's going to be a headache cor interior linemen.

Beg all you want, he is slow off the ball too often. You want to see that Von Miller type top fuel dragster explosion off the line...he has it sometimes but other times he's not fast twitch enough.

Al Wilson 4 Mayor
05-01-2017, 09:17 PM
Beg all you want, he is slow off the ball too often. You want to see that Von Miller type top fuel dragster explosion off the line...he has it sometimes but other times he's not fast twitch enough.

I think his best bet is to do what Malik did and bulk up to 290. His athleticism will be best utilized between the tackles. He's just not an edge guy like Miller or Ray, but that's ok, that's not what we need him to be.

WARHORSE
05-01-2017, 09:45 PM
Beg all you want, he is slow off the ball too often. You want to see that Von Miller type top fuel dragster explosion off the line...he has it sometimes but other times he's not fast twitch enough.

If you watch tape of this cat, when he pins his ears back he is an extremely disruptive force.

On many plays Ive seen, he doesnt come off the ball that way and that is either a motor issue, be it being in shape or desire, or scheme.

But if we simply tell him......"Go rape the QB".......its not gonna be a fast twitch issue at all because this dude can move with power and speed.

DT88TheGreat
05-01-2017, 09:48 PM
Beg all you want, he is slow off the ball too often. You want to see that Von Miller type top fuel dragster explosion off the line...he has it sometimes but other times he's not fast twitch enough.

He is 280 pounds lol, if everyone could have von miller ability then he wouldn't be one of a kind. Besides von is 250 and like I said waller is 280. Re watch the film or something. Walker get off and quickness is unbelievable for a 280 pound man.

DT88TheGreat
05-01-2017, 09:51 PM
I think his best bet is to do what Malik did and bulk up to 290. His athleticism will be best utilized between the tackles. He's just not an edge guy like Miller or Ray, but that's ok, that's not what we need him to be.

And he wasn't drafted to be a edge rusher, in situations he might be but joe woods on the phone with him said can you stop the run and get me 10 sacks this year? Walker is going to be playing inside, outside of certain packages. At FSU he played inside most the time and outside often because they run a multiple formations front 7. When he puts on another 10 pounds making him even stouter vs the run his going to be even more dominant.

Hawgdriver
05-01-2017, 11:56 PM
He is 280 pounds lol, if everyone could have von miller ability then he wouldn't be one of a kind. Besides von is 250 and like I said waller is 280. Re watch the film or something. Walker get off and quickness is unbelievable for a 280 pound man.

He's a beast but not consistently explosive off the ball. I don't need to rewatch. You watch the film session I shared #18 in this thread, and explain why Voch is wrong the many times he comments that homeboy is slow off the snap.

Hawgdriver
05-01-2017, 11:56 PM
If you watch tape of this cat, when he pins his ears back he is an extremely disruptive force.

On many plays Ive seen, he doesnt come off the ball that way and that is either a motor issue, be it being in shape or desire, or scheme.

But if we simply tell him......"Go rape the QB".......its not gonna be a fast twitch issue at all because this dude can move with power and speed.

I like him.

We should all strive for perfection.

DT88TheGreat
05-02-2017, 12:19 AM
https://youtu.be/D_nZanLqxAw

240-246 is just nasty! That quick shake and then just throws a big ass guard away from him and then explodes into the quarterback. Lol im so hype to see our front 7 this year. It's going to be unfair when the pressure is coming from the interior just as much as it's coming from the.edges with von Ray and Barrett. Thing's are going to get very dark for opposing offenses.

Having such a dominant front 7 will speed the development of our young OL as well, they are not going to face any front 7 like there own teammates have to offer day in day out in practice.

Cugel
05-02-2017, 12:23 AM
And he wasn't drafted to be a edge rusher, in situations he might be but joe woods on the phone with him said can you stop the run and get me 10 sacks this year? Walker is going to be playing inside, outside of certain packages. At FSU he played inside most the time and outside often because they run a multiple formations front 7. When he puts on another 10 pounds making him even stouter vs the run his going to be even more dominant.

What the Broncos have been missing since Malik Jackson signed with Jacksonville is an edge pass rusher. They have DTs already.

VJ said he can play both positions, and that's why they liked him. But, scouting reports agree he's more of an inside guy.

DT88TheGreat
05-02-2017, 12:38 AM
What the Broncos have been missing since Malik Jackson signed with Jacksonville is an edge pass rusher. They have DTs already.

VJ said he can play both positions, and that's why they liked him. But, scouting reports agree he's more of an inside guy.

The broncos have been missing an edge rusher since there defensive end left for Jacksonville? This makes zero sense, Malik wasn't a edge rusher, he was bringing it to guard's and centers, and he rarely if ever lined up outside as walker has the ability to do. Malik was a beast collapsing the pocket with prrssure up the gut, just like walker will do.

DT88TheGreat
05-02-2017, 12:40 AM
The Broncos have NTs and RE/LE. In a 4-3 some of these guy's would be DTs but 4-3 body DTs are considered 3-4 REs and LEs.

DT88TheGreat
05-02-2017, 12:41 AM
And we just got depth this off season, last year we were super thin on the DL, this year we are 6-7 deep.

Al Wilson 4 Mayor
05-02-2017, 08:42 AM
Voch did a decent job of analyzing Walker in this film session.

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I finally watched 2/3 of it. I now understand what you're saying. He does have a tendency to be slow off the snap. It's not a muscle twitch issue, but a timing issue which can be coached.

This Voch dude is a kick in the pants. I can see why you like him.

I liked the Mississippi tape because it gave me a chance to look at Kelly too. This could potentially be the best draft Elway has had.

VonDoom
05-04-2017, 07:05 PM
I saw this random little Twitter exchange before. This sounds like a guy who has his head on straight. He's coming in to the locker room with respect for the veterans. I like that. I can't comment on his taste in shoes, though:

DeMarcus Walker‏ @livinglegend_44 1h1 hour ago

Does anyone know someone who could help me get a pair of yeezys?

Mike Johnson‏ @Broncosfan1915
Replying to @livinglegend_44

Von Miller would be your guy :)

DeMarcus Walker‏ @livinglegend_44 1h1 hour ago

DeMarcus Walker Retweeted Mike Johnson

Gotta earn these guys respect before I ask for stuff

Cugel
05-04-2017, 09:51 PM
Can he help us against the run? That's much more pressing than the pass rush - getting a pass rush from the line is important- right now.

They have Pecko for run stuffing. At the RDE they hope that Gotsis will be healthy and become the player they wanted to draft. What Walker provides that nobody on the DL outside Wolf has is the ability to slip inside and generate inside pass-rush pressure.

That is what made the Broncos defense so formidable in 2015 and what it lacked last year. I don't know that he'll be that guy in year one, but he can certainly make an impact if he does.

Teams were double-teaming and triple teaming Von Miller once they figured out that DeMarcus was done physically and they had nothing to fear. He got 0 sacks in his last few games because of it.

Changing that situation requires multiple threats. One - Shane Ray needs to become the double-digit sack guy he's capable of being. It's his job now. Two - this frees Von from some of the attention he's getting. Then Three - you get a guy who is capable of coming in on third down pass-rushing situations and generating inside pressure?

That's a bad bad situation for opposing offenses.

I'm not concerned that he's not a big beefy run stuffing guy right now. They have those players now in Pecko & Pecko at NT. In his first year they're not going to leave him out there every down. They're going to bring him along and let him learn first. Then they hope in the second half of the year he gets more and more comfortable with his role.

I think almost everybody the Broncos picked up this off-season they have a ROLE in mind for that player, like fitting in pieces of a puzzle. And Jamaal Charles is the crowning piece.

EDIT: After watching the film of him, yes, he's sometimes slow off the ball. But, he's not playing 90% of the defensive snaps for the Broncos. He should be completely energized every play he gets. He's decent in run support too. Obviously, these are college OL not NLF veterans. But, once he gets in the weight room, he'll be fine there too.

Overall, just watching this guy, he's a steal in the late 2nd round. He probably is what the analyst says: a late 1st round, early 2nd round guy. Well, if he had better tape he would never have been there when the Broncos drafted. So, overall a guy with real potential.

Not a complete player yet, but you don't expect that from a rookie. I'm encouraged.

Traveler
12-02-2018, 05:48 PM
What does this kid have to do to remain active for the remainder of the year?

King87
12-02-2018, 06:16 PM
He just can't seem to get healthy.

It was such a nice pick at the time - legitimate first round talent who slide down a bit. It should have worked out.

Jaded
12-02-2018, 06:35 PM
What does this kid have to do to remain active for the remainder of the year?

They need to switch to a 4-3 for him to be useful.


He just can't seem to get healthy.

It was such a nice pick at the time - legitimate first round talent who slide down a bit. It should have worked out.

He was never a 3-4 prospect, if Denver switches I’d imagine he’d be a starter.

Al Wilson 4 Mayor
12-03-2018, 10:01 AM
Hes decent in passing situations, but who do you sit so he can play?

Elevation inc
12-03-2018, 10:27 AM
He’s decent in passing situations, but who do you sit so he can play?

Were so deep on the DL, that's his problem, and we have been healthy there as well.....his time will come. He is gonna be our Malik Jackson next year....

Traveler
12-03-2018, 10:33 AM
Were so deep on the DL, that's his problem, and we have been healthy there as well.....his time will come. He is gonna be our Malik Jackson next year....

He should be our Malik this year. There has to be at least one ST player that can be inactive.

Al Wilson 4 Mayor
12-03-2018, 10:53 AM
He should be our Malik this year. There has to be at least one ST player that can be inactive.

Our special teams are good. How is he going to contribute. Hes not exactly a fast guy.

Traveler
12-08-2018, 10:17 AM
Our special teams are good. How is he going to contribute. He’s not exactly a fast guy.

Not saying Walker has to play special teams. I'm saying the has to be at least one ST players they can do without. All of these rookie are vital playing time (albeit due to injuries), but Walker should be included as part of the rotation on the DL. Team still isn't getting much inside pressure which is supposed to be his forte.