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#19
Walt Aikens
Int Yds TDs
3 44 0
Team: Liberty FlamesHeight: 6-1 Born: 6/19/1991
Position: CBWeight: 200 Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Class-Eligibility: Sr-Sr


Scouting Report
Aikens was a promising freshman for Illinois in 2010, but off-the-field issues led to his transfer to Liberty for his final three seasons. Though he excelled at a smaller school, NFL teams may still have some doubts about not only Aikens' game, but also his character. Aikens was dismissed by then-Illinois coach Ron Zook after pleading guilty to stealing a laptop computer and various other electronic devices from a dorm on campus during his first season. He tried to rebuild his reputation at Liberty and started all but three games, earning All-Big South Conference honors his final season while leading the team in tackles. Though he didn't earn an invite to the NFL combine, he's recognized as being a strong defender with solid man-on-man coverage skills. Aikens also can play the run well and is a strong tackler. He's struggled to identify plays off the snap, though, and has been known to fall for even the slightest fakes in coverage. He does have special teams experience, though, and that could help him make a team out of camp. Some clubs may be wondering if Aikens' overall solid play at Liberty could be due to facing weaker competition, and he's not likely to be selected higher than the sixth round.

Career Defensive Stats

Year Team G Int Yds TDs
2009 Ill  10 0 0 0
2011 Lib  11 3 39 0
2012 Lib  11 1 10 0
2013 Lib  6 3 44 0
Career   38 7 93 0

Career Returning Stats

Year Team G Punt Returns Yds Avg TDs Kick Returns Yds Avg TDs
2012 Lib  11 4 42 10.5 0 0 0 - 0
2013 Lib  6 2 2 1.0 0 2 57 28.5 0
Career   38 6 44 7.3 0 2 57 28.5 0

Defensive Logs

Date Opp Int Yds TDs
9/7/2013 Monm 1 0 0
9/28/2013 KenWes 1 45 0
11/2/2013 VMI 1 -1 0