Originally posted by sdaddy101269:
Wow. Its amazing how much some of you are under-valueing Walker! This guy is able to line up in MULTIPLE position and formations. He is the most versatile player on the roster and he's a nightmare to cover. he's way bigger than safties and too fast for LB's. He can line up at WR, TE and HB. He's a great blocker too. We need to quit looking for the next best / hot thing and do what the 9ers do, line up and puch a mutha f*cka in the mouth!
This isn't directed at you sdaddy(kinda felt weird typing that name lol). These bolded statements are the definition of an H-BACK!!!!! It is what Walker is, he is 6'0" 250ibs the ideal build of an H-Back! Read up on your positions people, it is what Walker is meant to do in this scheme, we need another 100% TE like Fleener or Orson Charles.
Originally posted by Jakemall:
Originally posted by FILTHpigskin:
Originally posted by sfout:
No if we draft Fleener, Walker will actually become his true position of H-back and simply replace Moran Norris as the back-up FB but still remain heavily involved in the offense as the 3rd or 4th TE along with VD, Fleener and the winner of the Reuland/Byham fight.
I agree with this statement
I guess I could see how he'd back up Bruce at FB...but Walker is a WR with a TE's body(1). He really is great at blocking and causes mismatches in coverage when he goes out on routes.. He's able to take advantage of those times when VD is doubled. I think this becomes even more important when we add another WR to compliment Crabtree.(2)
Morgan / Rookie Stud WR
That's a lot of different weapons that could be on the field at any given time.
I didn't put Ginn or Williams on there because I am hoping they get pushed to the bottom of the Depth Chart.
1. He wouldn't actually be his backup but that is what the depth chart would say. Walker would be the #3 or #4 TE behind VD, Fleener, Byham/Reuland. Walker is an H-Back(someone who is a tweener for FB/WR/TE) and be a utility man for the offense(its what he already does, he's lined up as RB/FB/TE/WR and even as a Tackle.) What I was saying is that Walker would literally take over Moran Norris' vacated roster space as we bring in another purebred TE like Fleener to have on the field as the same as Gore, Miller/Walker, Crabtree/rookie(Hill or Wright)/(FA like Colston), and VD.
2. We can still add a WR to compliment Crabtree, contrary to everyone on this board, every talking head/"draft expert" still calls Stephen Hill a late 2nd round prospect. Sure some mocks have bumped him into the 1st based off his combine but until I see Kiper, McShay, Mayock stop calling him a 2nd/3rd rounder and start putting him as legitimate option for us at #30 I will continue to believe that he will be there at #60, therefor allowing us to draft Fleener in the 1st and Stephen Hill or Alshon Jeffery in the 2nd.
EDIT: Just dug around ESPN and Kiper said Hill has the potential to move into the late 1st round discussion and be a viable option for us. Until I see more opinions like this I will stick by what I said above. Once the combine hype wears off I will be excited to see if he is still in this good of a standing with the "experts", I'd rather have Hill in the 1st if it came down to it but a Fleener/Hill combo would be deadly in our offense.
[ Edited by sfout on Mar 1, 2012 at 2:48 PM ]