Once thought of as a potential first round pick after an All-American sophomore year, Anthony Walker Jr. has fallen to at least the fourth round.
Several teams towards the end of the third round last night had linebacker as one of their needs, but went in other directions. Walker Jr.’s step back in performance as a junior will cost him a lot of money, but he shouldn’t fall much further.
On Saturday morning at 11 a.m. central, the 2017 NFL Draft wraps up with rounds 4 through 7. It would be a pretty big surprise if Walker Jr. made it out of the fourth round.
In the seventh round, keep an eye on raw Northwestern defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo. Some team in need of pass rushing might take a flyer on the 2016 Big Ten sacks leader.
If Odenigbo goes undrafted, he will likely be signed as a free agent shortly after the draft’s conclusion. Big Ten wide receiver of the year Austin Carr is doubtful to be picked, but will also probably be signed by a team this weekend.
We’ll have full coverage of all the Northwestern players that join NFL franchises, including reaction on Facebook Live, so stay tuned to Inside NU on Twitter and Facebook.
Date: April 29
Time: 11 a.m. CST
TV coverage: ESPN/NFL Network
Draft Order: SBNation.com has a great table