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Eliot likes what he sees from Kobie Walker in the pass rush


In a Nick’s Wednesday practice report a little earlier this afternoon, he wrote about Eli Brown standing out in the linebacking corps. UK defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot said Brown has made his biggest strides in training camp and he has good instincts. “He has a knack of getting to the ball.”

Well there’s another name standing out among the linebackers and it is Kobie Walker, who Eliot said is doing “an excellent job as a pass-rusher for us.”

Eliot called Walker an “extremely athletic” player with a great change of direction. “He’s got a lot of speed and burst. He’s tough for an offensive lineman to get their hands on because of his athleticism.”

Eliot also named Denzil Ware and Josh Allen as a couple of guys “doing good things” in the pass rush, as well as Courtney Miggins on the inside.

Walker, though, is a player to really watch on the blitz. The staff has had a lot of good things to say about him throughout camp, and today was no different with his defensive coordinator at the podium.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

3 Comments for Eliot likes what he sees from Kobie Walker in the pass rush

    2:30 pm August 17, 2016 Permalink

    I still have very little confidence in D.J. Eliot, yet, he is and has improved some from his rookie year at UK. But when Louisville smoked us and scored 31 second half points in our last game last year, THAT was depressing. Defense wins football games. Never forget, “If they DON’T score, we CAN’T lose!” I sure hope coach Eliot can prove that he just needed a few years to learn how to be a successful defensive coordinator and THIS year the defense will shine and get ‘er done. Please, please, let’s get to a bowl game this year…ok? OK!

    • Sentient Third Eye
      2:38 pm August 17, 2016 Permalink

      The defense actually was showing signs or progress last year before Lewis went down, probably the single player the defense could not afford to lose. Add to that the offense’s inability to stay on the field long enough to rest our defense, and it all sort of snowballed.

  2. UKBob
    5:38 pm August 17, 2016 Permalink

    Looking forward to watching Ware, Allen and Walker rush the passer. I think Eliot does a good job getting players in position to make plays.