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43 Mykal Walker OLB

Atlanta Falcons

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January 10, 2021 01:56 AM
Falcons' Mykal Walker: Earns six starts during rookie year
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker registered two tackles during Atlanta's Week 17 loss to the Buccaneers, closing out the 2020 season with 45 tackles, one pass deflection and a forced fumble over 16 games.

The fourth-round rookie from Fresno State totaled six starts on the 2020 campaign, fielding a workload of 24.1 defensive snaps per game. Walker endured mixed results in coverage, as he conceded a 110.3 passer rating on a limited sample of 15 targets. He was, however, relatively reliable as a tackler, establishing a 4.3 percent missed tackle rate. Falcons linebackers Walker and Deion Jones each remain under contract through 2023, but Foyesade Oluokun only has one year left on his current deal.

December 18, 2020 10:44 PM
Falcons' Mykal Walker: All clear Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (shoulder) was a full participant during Thursday's practice, Tori McElhaney of The Athletic reports.

Walker has yet to miss a game this season while battling through hamstring and shoulder injuries, so it's a good sign that he's on track for Week 15. The rookie out of Fresno State has had a solid first year in the NFL, compiling 38 tackles (28 solo), one pass breakup and a forced fumble through 13 games. Now cleared from injury, expect Walker to handle his usual starting role at linebacker for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

November 22, 2020 02:00 PM
Falcons' Mykal Walker: Banged up against Saints
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (hamstring) is questionable to return to Sunday's matchup against New Orleans.

Walker exited during the first half of the NFC South tilt, depleting Atlanta's linebacking corps alongside Deion Jones and Foyesade Oluokun. The fourth-round rookie has garnered just 19 combined defensive snaps over his past two outings, but he does have three starts to his name along with 26 tackles and a forced fumble on the year. He recorded one pass deflection prior to his Week 11 exit.

September 29, 2020 04:24 PM
Falcons' Mykal Walker: Co-leader in tackles Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker registered eight total tackles, including one tackle for loss and one forced fumble, during Sunday's 30-26 loss to the Bears.

Picking up his first career start as Foyesade Oluokun (hamstring) sat out, Walker tied Keanu Neal for the team high in tackles against Chicago. The rookie fourth-round draft choice received a maximum of 46 defensive snaps over his first two outings, but against the Bears, he fielded 88 percent of the workload (72 snaps) while seeing his special-teams role completely taken off his plate. Oluokun will surely be back in the starting rotation once he returns from injury, but Walker may have earned himself some more playing time moving forward based on his impact Week 3.

September 9, 2020 07:04 PM
Falcons' Mykal Walker: Not on injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (undisclosed) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Walker should be ready for Sunday's season opener versus the Seahawks, and it appears the rookie fourth-rounder will open the year as a starting outside linebacker. He posted 9.0 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks in his final season at Fresno State, but Walker could need an adjustment phase with no preseason action under his belt.

September 3, 2020 12:00 AM
Falcons' Mykal Walker: Held out of practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (undisclosed) was sidelined for Wednesday's practice session, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

The rookie linebacker has been without a helmet for three straight practice sessions, though an injury has not yet been announced. Walker had been making an impact with his play in training camp prior to this inactive stint, and he remains an exciting developmental piece for the Falcons' front seven upon his return to the field.

August 22, 2020 09:24 PM
Falcons' Mykal Walker: Making noise in Flowery Branch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker earned reps with the first-team defense during Saturday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

The rookie fourth-rounder has been standing out to coaches in recent days, especially during Thursday's inter-squad scrimmage, a session dominated by the first and second-team defenses against their offensive counterparts. As a day-three pick with two starting seasons under his belt for Fresno State, Walker offers upside via his versatility. He has experience playing middle linebacker, outside linebacker and defensive end at the collegiate level, and he has a nose for the football. Walker came up with a career-high 15 tackles as the Bulldogs nearly upset USC during the team's first game of 2019.

April 26, 2020 06:04 AM
Falcons' Mykal Walker: Going to Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Falcons selected Walker in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 119th overall.

Walker might be considered a bit of a reach here, as many expected him to go closer to the end of Day 3. That said, Walker has impressive tools. He's 6-foot-3 and 230 pounds with 4.65 speed and impressive jump scores from the combine. He picked up 96 tackles and 9.0 tackles for loss as a senior for Fresno State in 2019, earning first-team All-Mountain West in the process. Walker figures to add depth to the middle linebacker spot behind Deion Jones in Atlanta.

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Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Sun 09/13vs SEAL 25-3812300000
Sun 09/20@ DALL 39-4033600000
Sun 09/27vs CHIL 26-3062800010
Mon 10/05@ GBL 16-3020200000
Sun 10/11vs CARL 16-2301100000
Sun 10/18@ MINW 40-2300000000
Sun 10/25vs DETL 22-2321300000
Thu 10/29@ CARW 25-1700000000
Sun 11/08vs DENW 34-2710100000
Sun 11/22@ NOL 9-2420200100
Sun 11/29vs LVW 43-600000000
Sun 12/06vs NOL 16-2131400000
Sun 12/13@ LACL 17-2040400000
Sun 12/20vs TBL 27-3100000000
Sun 12/27@ KCL 14-1712300000
Sun 01/03@ TBL 27-4411200000
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020ATL166453114000001
2019ATL00000000000
Total16645 31.014 000-01
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/230
Birthdate:
08/28/1997
Age:
23
Hometown:
Fresno, CA
School:
Fresno State
NFL Experience:
0
Awards: