Walker's sack total fell to three last season as he was bothered by an ankle injury, but he is healthy now and feels the Chargers would be wise to draft him.
"They'd get a complete player," Walker said. "I feel like I'm the best run-stopper and pass-rusher at my position. They'd be getting a great package."
The Combine continued a strong offseason for Walker, who also showed well during Senior Bowl practices. He impressed scouts with his ability to overpower offensive linemen at the point of attack and disrupt plays in the backfield.
The best way to describe his performance is workman-like.
"It's a job process," Walker said. "I look at it as if I'm trying to look for a job right now. I'd do anything to get myself in a good position in this world. It is tedious having to speak with so many people and remember so many names, but at the same time it's also worth it."
Among the many people Walker spoke with were scouts from the Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers, who play a 3-4 defense like the Chargers. Walker had not yet spoken with Chargers scouts at the time of the interview, which took place on the first day of Senior Bowl week; he anticipated meeting them later in the week.
Should he be drafted by the Chargers, Walker would likely begin as a reserve behind Jacques Cesaire or Ryon Bingham, coming off the bench to give the starters a blow and provide a pass rush for the nickel defense. He has the talent to quickly develop into a starter and an impactful one at that.
Walker is projected as a second-round pick and could become a target if the Chargers trade down in the first round. San Diego has traded down three of the last five years in which it held a first-round pick in the top half of the draft, which is where the Chargers reside again this year (No. 16).
Michael Lombardo is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America and a long-time contributor to the Scout.com network. His analysis has been published by the NFL Network, Fox Sports and MySpace Sports. He has followed the Chargers for more than 15 years and covered the team since 2003.