• North Carolina
  • North Carolina Tar Heels
    Hard Commit - 7/18/2022

Rico Walker

  • Pos Edge
  • Height 6-3
  • Weight 233

Prospect Info

  • High School Hickory
  • City Hickory, NC
  • Class 2023

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92

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0.9216

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  • North Carolina 100%
    6 Med
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Scouting Report

Evaluated 02/25/2022

BrianDohn
Brian Dohn National Recruiting Analyst

Projection

4-7 Round Day 3

Has verified size with plus wing span. Frame can easily add mass and strength. Has dual-sport profile in football and basketball. Plays both sides of the ball as defensive lineman and tight end. Productive on both sides of the ball but bigger upside is on defense. Saw live during camp in spring 2021 and athleticism and length checked out while he played tight end. Has build of an edge but can add size and play with hand on ground. Athleticism shines when high-pointing ball in passing game. Possesses very good body control and is a sure tackler in space. Has burst at snap and gets up field quickly. Shows lower body flexibility to bend knee, dip shoulder and accelerate around edge. Is agile and can drop into coverage in flat. Can track down ball carrier behind line of scrimmage when unblocked off edge. Has closing speed. Plays with energy and effort. Understands assignments and is capable of setting edge. There is a physical element to game but needs to be more consistent. Has to continue to develop upper body strength. Stacks and sheds at times, but technique development is important. Has to work on ability to disengage and re-direct along line of scrimmage. Multi-year starter at Top 20 program. Has mid-round NFL draft pick potential.

Athletic Background

Two-way player at WR and EDGE.

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