Devontez 'Tez' Walker finally hears his name called on Day 3 of the NFL Draft

Expected as a Day 2 pick, Tez Walker had to wait a little longer to hear his name called in the 2024 NFL Draft.
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Leading up to the 2024 NFL Draft, UNC football standout Devontez 'Tez' Walker was projected to be selected on Day 2 of the event on Friday night.

However, 9 wide receivers came off the board during the second and third rounds, but Walker unfortunately wasn't one of them.

Although he had to wait a little longer than anticipated, Walker finally heard his name called, as he was selected by the Baltimore Ravens with the No. 113 pick in the fourth round of the NFL Draft.

Walker was a major story in the college football world during the 2023 season, as his eligibility status was in doubt due to an NCAA ruling. Fortunately, Walker was granted eligibility, as he made his UNC football program debut on October 7 against Syracuse.

In total, Walker, a Charlotte, North Carolina native, played in eight total games as a Tar Heel, but he had some big-time moments. He recorded six catches for 132 yards and three touchdowns to guide the Tar Heels to a top-25 victory over Miami, and followed it a week later by recording 11 catches for 146 yards and a score in North Carolina's loss to Virginia.

Overall, Walker had three 100+ yard receiving games as a Tar Heel, as he ended the season with 41 receptions for 699 yards and seven touchdowns. If he would have been ruled eligible for the Tar Heels first four contests of the season, it's safe to say that Walker would've likely surpassed the 1,000 receiving yard mark.


On the surface, this feels like a tremendous fit for Walker, as he'll now be another explosive option for star quarterback Lamar Jackson to work with. He will now team up with fellow wide receiver Zay Flowers in hopes of causing chaos for opposing defenses to deal with.

Now, with a chip on his shoulder, Walker will look to prove that multiple NFL general managers made the mistake of letting him slide so far in the draft.