The 2022 NFL Draft isn't particularly deep when it comes running back prospects, however, one rusher who does stand above his peers is Michigan State's Kenneth Walker III. If his 2021 campaign is any indication, he can inject some life into any NFL team's offense.
Here's a look at everything you need to know about Walker ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Kenneth Walker III Mock Draft 2022
ESPN's predictions are from Mel Kiper and Todd McShay's latest mock draft. CBS Sports' predictions are from Ryan Wilson's latest mock draft. Sporting News' projections are from Vinnie Iyer's latest mock draft.
ESPN: New York Jets (No. 38)
CBS Sports: Arizona Cardinals (No. 55)
Sporting News: Buffalo Bills (No. 57)
Kenneth Walker III Draft Stock & Draft Projection
- New York Jets (No. 38) - 1
- Arizona Cardinals (No. 55) - 1
- Buffalo Bills (No. 57) - 1
The consensus seems to be that Walker will be drafted somewhere during the second round. However, two of the three highlighted mock drafts project him to be taken towards the end of Round 2.
Kenneth Walker III NFL Draft Odds
NFL Draft odds from FanDuel Sportsbook have Walker as having +350 odds to be a top-32 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, although, none of the above experts has him as a first-round talent. He also has +280 odds (No. 2) to be the first running back drafted next week.
Kenneth Walker III Stats
2021: Michigan State Spartans
- 263 carries, 1,636 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns in 12 games played
2020: Wake Forest Demon Deacons
- 119 carries, 579 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns in 7 games played
2019: Wake Forest Demon Deacons
- 98 carries, 579 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns in 13 games played
Walker's best season occurred last season after he was transferred to Michigan State. The Arlington, Tennessee native racked up numerous accolades, ranging from unanimous All-American and first-team All-Big Ten honors to being the recipient of the Doak Walker Award as college football's top running back.
Kenneth Walker III Height, Weight & 40-Yard Dash
All height, weight and workout information is from NFL.com.
- Height: 5'9"
- Weight: 211lbs
- 40-Yard Dash: 4.38 seconds
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