Have been told Jordan Walsh has signed with Atlanta and not Los Angeles.— John Blair (@nfldraftitwr) May 1, 2016
WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT JORDAN WALSH?
He's a former four-star prospect that started 37 games at guard for one of the most respected offensive line coaches in the country. Walsh played his best football his senior season was a big reason Iowa's rushing attack posted the third best numbers in Ferentz's 17 years.
WHAT DID HE DO THAT WAS SO GREAT?
Walsh has been a better run blocker than pass protector. His early career had a few of those young moments that fans really notice (ole!). He was one of the most improved players in 2015 and Big Ten coaches noticed naming him 1st Team All-Big Ten.
Iowa Pro Day: Jordan Walsh 6022, 311 lbs, 5.15 forty, 4.68 shuttle, 27" vertical, 8'6" broad jump, 22 reps bench https://t.co/iBcXL3b94j— Blair Sanderson (@BlairRIVALS) March 22, 2016
WHAT ABOUT THE BAD?
Walsh excels in the run game but his 6'2" height may scare a lot of NFL teams. He may be a fit with a zone running scheme and that's it. If he were two inches taller he likely would have been a pick in the top four rounds of the NFL Draft. He's athletic but not overly quick. He also lacks some lower half explosion in his Pro Day numbers.
WAS THIS A GOOD SIGNING?
Walsh, as a free agent signing, can provide your team depth along the interior offensive line and for little cost. He's been groomed by one of the best and while there's a lot to still learn, he'll be ahead of those other rookie options in experience thanks to Kirk Ferentz. Walsh has potential to turn into a long time starter in the league but realistically he's a solid second-team guy. Hey, every team needs those, too.