What to know about Rasheed Walker, lengthy Penn State offensive lineman and Green Bay Packers 10th pick in the 2022 NFL draft

Tom Dombeck
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The Green Bay Packers selected Penn State offensive lineman Rasheed Walker with the 249th overall selection in the seventh round of the 2022 NFL draft Saturday.

Walker was the third offensive lineman chosen by the Packers in the draft.

If there's been a commonality in the 2022 NFL draft for the Packers, its choosing college left tackles who will play elsewhere in the NFL. Penn State's Rasheed Walker is the third such player.

Billy Turner-like chameleon

PackersNews.com analysis: The Packers picked a third player who was a left tackle in college but is best suited elsewhere in the NFL. Walker can struggle with quick defenders so he likely will transition to right tackle or guard for the Packers, continuing a theme of versatile linemen. He best profiles similar to former lineman Billy Turner.

Rasheed Walker's height, weight, other measurables

Height: 6-6.

Weight: 313.

Hand size: 10 5/8.

Arm length: 33 5/8.

Rasheed Walker's Penn State highlights

Walker was honorable mention All-Big Ten the past two seasons at left tackle, making a combined 19 starts. He missed the end of the past season due to injury.

Rasheed Walker on the Packers

Walker met the local media via conference call Saturday. Here are some highlights.

On his slide to seventh round: "The past 24 hours have been pretty nerve-wracking and hectic. I’m just thankful for the Green Bay Packers to give me the opportunity cause that’s all I needed. I’m just ready to get up to Wisconsin." 

On what teams might have missed on him: "I don’t know. I was just controlling what I could control. I’m just happy for the opportunity. I’m gonna take it and take full advantage of it."

On knowledge of Green Bay: "I watch Green Bay a lot. It’s my favorite team to use on Madden. I also watch guys like David Bakhtiari a lot. I’m looking forward to learning a lot from him. Looking forward to playing alongside Aaron Rodgers and other great players in the organization. I’m just excited, man."

NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein’s take on Rasheed Walker

"Walker possesses enticing power and measurables but has issues that could be challenging to correct if he stays at tackle. Ohio State defenders were able to burn up his outside edge, which creates concern about his pass pro range, but it can be hard to beat his anchor with pure power. He has issues playing beyond his base, creating chronic over-extension that will be exploited by skilled NFL rush talent. He's capable as a run blocker and should keep getting better with more hand work. Walker projects as a right tackle on the next level but might move inside to guard if his range and balance in pass sets aren't up to par."

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