The latest Florida State player to hear his name called during the NFL Draft is former defensive end DeMarcus Walker, who was the second round selection for the Denver Broncos, the No. 51 overall pick.
From a production standpoint, Walker was among the best defensive linemen in FSU history. His 28.5 sacks over his four-year career in Tallahassee is the third most in school history. Over half of those came in 2016 after he made the decision to return to FSU for his senior season. He finished his 2016 campaign with 16 sacks, second most in the nation.
Walker, who was an All-ACC second team player in 2015, broke through in 2016, earning consensus All-American honors along with being named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year, a finalist for the Hendricks Award, and a semifinalist for the Lombardi Award.
Walker is the second former Seminole selected in the 2017 NFL Draft, joining running back Dalvin Cook, who was taken 41st overall by the Minnesota Vikings.