ESPN's Todd McShay explains why Kenneth Walker III is the best RB in this year's draft
Kenneth Walker III had an incredible year at Michigan State. Now with the NFL Draft coming up, some people believe he could be one of the 1st running backs taken, including ESPN’s Todd McShay.
Walker III was 2nd in the nation in rushing yards with 1,636 yards rushing and 16 touchdowns. Along with that, he also brought home the Walter Camp and Doak Walker Awards as well.
It seems like most people either have Iowa State’s Breece Hall or Walker being the 1st RB taken. Mel Kiper Jr. of ESPN has Hall being taken over Walker in one of his more recent 2022 NFL Mock Drafts.
ESPN BET is now live in Michigan
Use promo code SATURDAY to get your $250 bonus
However, McShay believes Walker will stand out when it comes time to draft per Matt Wenzel of Mlive.com.
“When I started really studying his tape, putting on the coach copy tape, he plays at a different speed,” said McShay. “From the moment the ball is in his hand, it’s electric, he just explodes off the snap. He’s not the biggest back but he lowers his shoulder, he’s going to drive for extra yards. He’s sudden, everything he does is snap.”