Mark Walton will have a major opportunity to impress scouts when he participates in the upcoming NFL Scouting Combine.
The former Miami Hurricanes running back is recovered from the ankle injury that ended his college career on Oct. 7 against Florida State.
In response to a question about which pass-catching running backs the Dallas Cowboys could be interested in at the middle juncture of the draft, NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock mentioned Walton as a candidate.
“I tell you, when you get into that group, seven guys go in the first three rounds, average for running backs. So once you get into some of the third down change-of-pace guys, Mark Walton from Miami had some injury issues, but quick, change of pace. Nyheim Hines from North Carolina State, football and track, change-of-pace guy on third down. Catches the ball extremely well. You could even get into Justin Jackson or Phillip Lindsay in the fourth, fifth round type of player. Again, not big enough to carry the full load, but catches the football very well out of the back field.”
The combine begins Friday, March 2.
In his sophomore campaign in 2016, Walton rushed for 1,117 yards and 13 touchdowns. Walton was expected to have an even better junior year, but the ankle injury curbed that possibility.
Putting the shifty Walton behind a Cowboys offensive line that’s proven to be one of the NFL’s best units certainly would be a perfect match.
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