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Aaron Walker

SELECTED BY CLEVELAND , ROUND 5, PICK 29, OVERALL PICK 161
TE | (6-5, 252, 4.73) | Florida
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Outstanding high school football and baseball player who also lettered in basketball. Played designated hitter for the Florida baseball team in the past. Pittsburgh Pirates told Walker he would be a second-round pick in the amateur draft, but he chose to hit linebackers instead of curve balls. In football, played 10 games as a redshirt freshman in 1999, catching one pass for 13 yards. Played in every game in 2000 and '01, starting seven games in '00 and catching 12-148 with two touchdowns. Started nine games in '01 with 16-179-2. Started every game in '02 and snatched 25-365-3. Used strong showings at the Senior Bowl and Scouting Combine to greatly improve his stock.

Positives: Big target who knows how to use his size. Runs well and can stretch the defense. Generally catches the ball well and seems to have soft, natural hands. Has been durable. Generally is a willing blocker who is not bad at sticking to his man.

Negatives: Lacks the body build and base for power blocking, with a narrower lower body and without a big butt. Does not have the leverage necessary to drive a big man off the line. Despite generally catching the ball well, had three untimely drops against Florida State at the end of the season. Does not do a lot after the catch. Not very aggressive.

Summary: One of the better tight ends in the draft but not a special player, he will likely be a flex-type guy because he is big and rangy, but can in-line block.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.