In a season filled with question marks, one of the largest in the Denver Broncos regular season is the handling of DeMarcus Walker.
The Denver Broncos drafted Demarcus Walker in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft. As we all know by now, this class under the most scrutiny by fans. If we are being honest, Broncos Country might have a point. However, the handling of Walker is one of the questionable things to unfold in the 2017 and 2018 season.
Walker entered Training Camp in 2017 around linebacker weight. This placed him out of position. The Broncos drafted him as a defensive linemen from Florida State. Unfortunately Walker never saw the field much in 2017.
Whether he was out of position or not, the Broncos should have seen what the team had Walker at the end of last season. The best way to gauge what teams have in draft picks or terrific projects is play time.
Fast forward to this season it is the same story. There is one problem. Walker being inactive the majority of the games is more frustrating than last year. Walker entered this season rejuvenated, in the best shape of his life and playing the position best suited for him.
The Denver Broncos made the decision to put Walker back on the defensive line. It continues to be frustrating seeing Walker inactive from week-to-week. Again, Walker can develop a rapport with teammates and become better if he is sitting on the bench.
Everything around the handling of Walker seems sketchy and amiss. If the Denver Broncos are out of the playoffs now, then the best course of action is to see Walker be activated on Monday night. For the record this will be Demarcus’ fourth game where he might. That’s significantly low than what it should be.
Hopefully by the final injury report, we see Demarcus Walker’s name not on the inactive list.