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Will Florida State Defensive End Demarcus Walker Jump To The NFL?

Florida State defensive end Demarcus Walker has applied to receive a draft grade.

Florida State defensive end Demarcus Walker has had an excellent year for the Seminoles. He recorded 45 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks, 4 quarterback hurries, 4 passes defended, and 4 forced fumbles. He led the Seminoles in tackles for loss, sacks, and forced fumbles by a wide margin.

Walker had such a great year that there have been questions about his making a jump to the NFL a year early. Walker has applied to receive a draft grade from the NFL's Draft Advisory Board. The board is in place to tell draft eligible non-seniors where they expect them to be drafted. 

Walker says that he will wait until he receives his grade to make a decision.

"I have to go back to Jacksonville and talk to my mom about that,” Walker said. “She’s probably the only person who has a say in it.”

Walker was the first Seminole since Bjorn Werner in 2012 to have double digit sacks for the Seminoles. That's something that he is extremely proud of. 

"... To be the first person since 2012 to have double-digit sacks means a lot," Walker said. "There were a lot of guys before me such as Mario [Edwards Jr.], Timmy [Jernigan], and Eddie [Goldman] who didn't do that."

Walker was named to the All-ACC second team for his performance this season.


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