Tennessee Titans outside linebacker D’Andre Walker said he owes the Titans his all for drafting him in the 2019 NFL Draft.
“I will give my all for Tennessee today” is a phrase that was made famous by the Tennessee Volunteers, but it looks like Tennessee Titans outside linebacker D’Andre Walker is taking that message to heart when it comes to his effort with the Titans.
Walker was drafted in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft out of the University of Georgia. Being a fifth-round draft pick that wouldn’t play at all in his first season in the NFL because of an injury, he can easily be overlooked, but once he eventually takes the field, he won’t go unnoticed for long.
He also said that he owes the Titans his all for drafting him. The former Bulldog learned a lot in his first season with the Titans even though he didn’t get to see the field.
"“Every day when I did my rehab, I observed how hard those guys worked,” Walker said. “I learned from those guys, and they also gave me a boost. They would push me while they took care of their business in the weight room and on the field. I received nothing but love from those guys, and I appreciate it.“Now that I have a chance to come back and play again, I feel like I owe the organization my all. I really do feel like I owe them in a way. I am just ready to play football again – it has been almost a year. I am ready to play at a high level.”"
It sounds like Walker is ready to get back on the football field and give his all for the Tennessee Titans.
This also goes to show how close the Titans roster is and what it’s like to be in the locker room. Even though there was a zero percent chance Walker was going to contribute on the field or even participate in practice, his teammates still made him feel apart of the team.
That’s probably obvious for a lot of Titans fans who have been keeping up with some of these players since they arrived in the NFL.
Walker’s experience playing in the SEC could help him in his return to the field. He’s used to playing against some of the best talent in college football, so if he has the opportunity to get some snaps during the preseason, it could help get him up to speed for the regular season.
It’s unlikely that he will be a standout player for the 2020 season, but there’s a good chance we could see some flashes. If we do see some flashes, you better buckle up because Walker could be a heck of a linebacker for the Titans.