• Height
    5' 9"
  • Weight
    211 lbs
  • BMI
    31.2 (76th)
Kenneth Walker headshot
  • Draft Pick
    2.09 2022
  • College
    Michigan State
  • Age
  • College Dominator
    50.2% (99th)
  • College YPC
    5.5 (56th)
  • College Target Share
    5.4% (32nd)
  • SPARQ-x

Kenneth Walker Bio

The Story of Kenneth Walker started just outside of Memphis, Tennessee in the town of Arlington. Walker totaled nearly 3,500 yards on the ground while carrying the ball just 493 times with 41 touchdowns. Though the fantasy media doesn't perceive him to be a receiving back, Walker managed to catch 64 passes for 1,058 yards and 16 touchdowns... In the air. Kenneth received all-state honors as a senior, and all-region honors at running back and kick returner, eventually playing in the Toyota East-West All-Star game and finishing with a 95-yard kick return touchdown. Read More

Kenneth Walker College Stats

Year Games Rush Atts Rush Yrds TDs Rec Rec Yrds Tgt Share Age School
2019 13 (RB) 98 579 (4 tds) 4 3 17 - 19 Wake Forest
2020 7 (RB) 119 579 (13 tds) 13 3 30 - 20 Wake Forest
2021 12 (RB) 263 1,636 (18 tds) 19 13 (20 tgts) 89 5.0% 21 Michigan State

Kenneth Walker ADP

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Who is Kenneth Walker

Given three-stars, and scouting grades of 75 by ESPN, and 81 by 24/7 sports, Walker received just five offers coming out of high school. Kent State, Arkansas State, Eastern Kentucky, Illinois State, and finally Wake Forest where he eventually committed in December of 2018, after a 6-week stint as a Kent State Golden Flash commit. As a true freshman in 2019, Kenneth finished with 579 yards rushing, good for third in the ACC among freshmen including NC State back Zonovan Knight. After splitting snaps again in 2020, this time with junior Christian Beal, Walker decided it was time for a change of scenery.

Entering the transfer portal, and signing with the Michigan State Spartans was the best decision Walker could have made. In 2021, Walker dominated almost every single game, amassing 125+ rushing yards in 8 of 12 games on his way to a 6th place finish in the Heisman voting. Up to the Ohio State showdown in Week 11, a lot of analysts pegged Walker as the Heisman favorite before the 6 carry 25-yard disappointment. But Kenneth Walker did not walk away empty-handed, earning the 2021 Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, Doak Walker Award, and finishing as a first-team All-Big 10 and unanimous first-team All-American by every service.

Kenneth Walker was selected in the 2nd round of the 2022 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks. He enters a backfield with multiple incumbents in Rashaad Penny and Chris Carson. Seattle is a meritocracy so his work ethic should help him earn the starting role, but he’s basically just a floor play with little to no evidence that he could have an impact as a pass catcher. Speculate as much as you want, but the fact remains, this offense is going to be bad.

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