Denver Broncos 2019 roster overview: Defensive line
2019 salary cap hit: $1,383,780
Years under contract: 2
After playing 100 snaps in his rookie season in 2017 (36 of which came in a glorified preseason game the final week of the season) Walker played just 21 defensive snaps for the Broncos in his sophomore season.
With 121 regular season snaps (essentially three games of work) it’s impossible to know if Walker was a good pick or a bad pick. You can’t judge these guys from what they don’t do on the field, right? We have to be able to see him actually play in real games to say whether or not this second-round pick was a bust or not.
The Broncos obviously want to see him succeed, and there will be a spot for him to take this season if he wants it.
Entering his third season, Walker has two sacks, 11 QB hits, and a fumble recovery in his limited snaps. The Broncos would love to see him make strides and become a starting-caliber player in 2019, but it’s all up to Walker at this point. Politics from the coaching staff are no longer in play.