BIO: Two-year starter who caught 16 passes with 5 touchdowns as a senior, after career numbers of 19/284/3 the prior year.
POSITIVES: Nice-sized tight end who has improved as a blocker. Stays square, controls opponents at the point of attack and plays with leverage. Gets movement from run blocks. Runs well laterally, comes back to the ball and looks the pass into his hands.
NEGATIVES: Not quick releasing off the line. Lacks footwork in pass protection. Does not consistently finish blocks.
ANALYSIS: An athletic tight end with solid/speed numbers, Walden showed spurts of progress as a senior, yet must still pull all the pieces together. Has the physical skills to fit in as a second tight end in the NFL if he is willing to pay the price.