3. Walker Little, OT, Stanford
The Pac-12 cancellation may just hurt the most for Stanford tackle Walker Little. Little got a good amount of draft hype last summer and suffered a knee injury before taking a snap. Now, the hype was building once again for Little in summer scouting for the 2021 NFL Draft, but he won’t get the chance to show he’s fully recovered.
It’s going to be difficult to project where Little ends up going in the 2021 NFL Draft. Scouts and analysts would have loved to see another year of tape out of him, especially to see how he would play after a year off. The Pac-12 conference is full of good edge rushers, and facing top competition every week would’ve been great for Little.
As a prospect, Little displays solid athleticism and movement skills to frame rushers, and shows good hand technique to hold the edge at the point of attack. Little displays good length for the tackle position as well.
The biggest question marks for Little surround how he will bounce back from injury. Rushers who dip and bend around the edge make things difficult for him as he plays upright at times, and speed rushers can beat him if he doesn’t get out of his stance quick enough. The hope now is for Little to show off his movement skills at the combine and his pro day to get his 2021 NFL Draft stock to rise.