Chargers mid-round target no. 3: Rasheed Walker, redshirt junior from Penn State
Another Big Ten pick, Walker started 32 games in his career at Penn State, but they were all at the left tackle position. A redshirt junior, Walker has an NFL-made frame along with the ability to balance and bend at his position. The former Nittany Lion has shown he can be quick out of his stance to cut off edge rushers.
While he did struggle with some off-the-field issues in 2018, he has consistently improved as a leader on the team both mentally and physically, according to head coach James Franklin. Walker does have experience though at the right tackle position, as he started three years in high school at that spot.
On the flipside, Walker has been exposed at times during his career in college. Brugler’s scouting report points out that he does play on his heels too often and is sometimes late to react to inside moves. Walker also has a spotty recent medical history after he tried to play through a torn meniscus and bone bruise in his right knee, causing him to miss the final three games of the 2021 season.
He also was responsible for 10 penalties over the last two seasons, including five false starts. Projecting as another third to fourth-round pick, Walker would most likely sit behind Storm Norton at right tackle but could surprise in training camp if the Bolts decide to look his way.