Future Watch: Mark Walton Rookie Football Cards, Bengals – Mark Walton was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. The 5-9, 195-pound running back starred at the University of Miami.
In 2015, he was playing as a freshman and had 130 carries for 461 yards, a 3.5 yards per carry average. He had nine touchdowns on the ground and one through the air. He was off and running.
In 2016, he played in all 13 games again and had a breakout year. In 209 carries he gained 1,117 yards for a 5.3 yards per rush average! His 14 touchdowns rushing was outstanding. He also caught 27 passes and had a receiving touchdown.
In 2017, he only played in five games due to ankle surgery. He had 476 yards and his yards per carry was exceptional at 7.6. But, this would cost him in his draft year.
He was ready to turn pro. At the NFL combine, he ran a 4.6, 40-yard dash. He did 18 reps on the bench press too. He was ready to be drafted but he wasn’t going to go in the early rounds.
Walton played in 14 games this year. He had 14 carries for 34 yards in limited duty. He had five receptions for 41 yards and a long of 24.
Here’s a look at what he can do on the field:
Right now, he’s the #3 running back on the depth chart. He had a slight scrape with the law but he’s back in good standing and that means he should be getting a lot more use this season. He has all the measurables: speed, power, and desire. If given the chance he could excel in 2019.
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