Walker’s time in the big leagues
When he entered the NFL, Walker was not a highly scouted player. He went undrafted, signed with the Indianapolis Colts, and spent three seasons on the practice squad.
While he did not eventually earn a spot on the active roster, his time in Indianapolis was not wasted. ESPN.com’s Sarah Bishop offered insight on how four-time pro-bowler Andrew Luck and Colts’ 2019 starter Jacoby Brissett impacted him and how it translated to the XFL.
"“How to be a professional,” Walker said. “I saw so many different ways to grow as a player, to grow as a person, you know — to even grow as a … eventually when I have kids, to grow as a father. So just to see those guys and the way they work every day … It just showed me how to be a professional, showed me that this business is really legit and you need to be on your P’s and Q’s every day.”"
After he was cut for the final time by the Colts in September, Walker decided it was time for a change and went to the XFL.
"“It was awesome [when Luck recommended me],” Walker said. “… The way he approaches every day is awesome. He goes in there with work on his mind. Nothing else distracts him outside of that. When he’s in that building, he’s there to work.”"
While Walker never played a regular-season game for the Colts, it is clear he benefited both on and off the field from his experience with the team.
This experience may not seem like the biggest deal in the world, but for Walker, it clearly helped in his development process to help shine in the NFL the way he did.