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Film Don't Lie | Amorion Walker

March 10, 2021
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We didn’t see this coming, which is why there wasn’t an immediate Film Don’t Lie ready to publish when wide receiver Amorion Walker‍ pulled the trigger for Notre Dame earlier today.

He’s the second skill position commitment for the Irish in this class at what has become one of the most important positions in college football. A multi-sport athlete (track) who plays both sides of the ball (corner), Walker has tantalizing raw talent and that makes him an intriguing pickup for Notre Dame.

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 170

Projected Position: Wide receiver

ISD Grade: 87 (3-star)

National Average Grade: 84.3 (3-star)

What he does best:

The main thing is that he can get vertical down the field. Any time there’s a 6’3” athlete with long speed who can track it like he does, it can be an extremely valuable asset to an offense.

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He shows the ability to win contested catch situations. As a boundary receiver he does a nice job of shielding defenders and snatching the ball over his shoulder.

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This is the biggest piece for me when it comes to Walker’s game. He’s tall and sometimes that can mean stiff, but that’s not the case with him. He can sink his hips and transition smoothly, even if there aren’t examples of him running the full route tree.

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I think he can become a really strong route runner.

What he needs to improve:

Aside from the obvious physical development for a kid as skinny as he is, he needs to get stronger fighting through press. He has good enough feet that if he can get stronger, it will go in a long way for him with consistently beating it.

He’s not sudden out of his breaks. There are some flashes of it, but not enough film available for me to feel confident about it.

I would like to see more of him after the catch. He’s got that long speed where if he has space he can do some damage. I’d like to see if he can win more in a short area.

What’s his ceiling?

The last thing I put in my notes about Walker is that “I want to see more”. It’s a short way of seeing I liked a lot of what I saw, but didn’t see enough for me to declare him as an elite prospect. If I see more of him, whether that’s from this summer or as a senior, that could change.

That’s why I’m not that certain about his ceiling at this time. I think he has some tools to be a really strong route runner. I think he has the talent to be a vertical threat. I also think I’d like to see much more from him before I project him to be as good as some other Notre Dame targets in this cycle.

He certainly has the potential to develop into a starting receiver at Notre Dame. Whether that ceiling is WR1 is something I’ll feel much better about projecting later on in the process.

Who he could be:

A taller version of former Notre Dame receiver Chris Brown

 
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