Colts’ Defensive Tackle Javon, who played his first five seasons in Indianapolis, says he wants to play on the sublimating defense mechanism.
Walker, who was a fifth-round pick by the Colts in 2012, is the first member of the Colts’ 2014 draft class to declare for the draft.
He’s already played in 11 games, with three starts coming in his rookie season.
“I think there’s going to be some people who are going to think that I’m just playing for myself,” Walker told ESPN’s Mike Reiss on “Mike & Mike” on Monday.
“I don’t know what I’m going to do with it.
I want to play for my team.
And if it works out that way, I want it to be a success.
If it doesn’t, I don’t really care.
I’ll be playing for the team.
It’s a big, big part of my life right now.”
Walker said the Colts will likely give him a shot to prove himself as a player at the next level.
“There’s a lot of good young defensive tackles coming up, and I’m hoping to play with them,” Walker said.
“If it doesn´t work out, I’ll go back and be the same guy I was playing for.
But if it does work out and I have the opportunity to make a bigger impact in the league, that´s the way I want things to be.”
Walker will likely be given an opportunity to prove his worth during training camp and the preseason, but he doesn’t see it as a stepping stone to being a first-round selection.
“For me, it just depends on how the preseason goes,” Walker added.
“It could be the year before I really get to the NFL, and it could be a year before we actually start playing games.
I think it depends on the situation and how I feel.”
Walker has a chance to be selected in the first round, and he is optimistic that he’ll be able to make an impact on an NFL defense that has been plagued by injury problems.
Walker said he has never played in a game before, and that is something that is difficult for rookies to overcome.
“When I first came in, I didn’t know anything about football,” Walker explained.
“When you get out here, you don’t have much experience.
So, I think, as I get a little more comfortable with it, you start to get into a little bit more of a rhythm, and as you get into more games, it kind of starts to click a little.
But it’s not an easy transition.
But I’m really excited about it.
You can see me on tape, I’m definitely not a guy who’s a guy that’s going, ‘This is the way it is.’
I’m looking forward to it.”
Walker also said that the submissiveness of the defensive line will make it difficult for opposing quarterbacks to throw.
“The only way to get rid of the ball is to be submissive,” Walker admitted.
“You know, they have to know how to throw it, but you know, you can’t take your foot off the gas.
That’s what you have to do.
You have to be really disciplined and not make a lot out of it.”