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So You've Signed Jordan Walsh: A New Owner's Guide

Congratulations! You've just made the wonderful decision to sign Jordan Walsh! Like most new Walsh owners, you're no doubt filled with questions about your new family member. We here at BHGP will try our best to answer any questions you might have.

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HELLO ATLANTA

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.

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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.