The Pittsburgh Steelers have selected Central Michigan defensive tackle Leterrius Walton with the 199th overall pick in the sixth-round of 2015 NFL Draft.
40 Yrd Dash: 5.25
20 Yrd Dash: 2.99
10 Yrd Dash: 1.78
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 25
Vertical Jump: 27
Broad Jump: 08’07”
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.78
3-Cone Drill: 7.91
STRENGTHS Ascending player. Former offensive lineman who has shown improvement with each passing season. Big man who flashes talent to penetrate and can win with explosive get-off. Good athlete for a big, inside player. Quick hands that should become more explosive with work. Will cruise down the line chasing run plays. Discipline in pass rush and maintains lane integrity.
WEAKNESSES Upper body could use more mass. Plays with pads too tall, which hurts his ability to brace against double teams. Limited pass rusher with inability to get consistent pocket push or to finish. Can’t come off of blocks and get to tackles with any consistency at this time. Must improve his use of hands and overall arm extension in order to control line of scrimmage and play to his size.
DRAFT PROJECTION Round 5
SOURCES TELL US “I have a feeling he’s going to be one of those guys who ends up being an NFL player that nobody sees coming. He was a baseball and basketball player, which means he has good hands and feet. More coaching might be able to unlock an NFL player.” — AFC West scout
NFL COMPARISON Ricky Jean-Francois
BOTTOM LINE High-motor interior lineman who could become a five-technique in a 3-4 defense with more technique work. Walton has the traits to become an above-average player against the run and should be able to play in both odd and even fronts.