INDIANAPOLIS -- Scouts, Inc. ranks Baylor's J.D. Walton as the No. 2 center in the draft, but several teams asked whether he could play guard.
"Yes, sir, I can," Walton said.
The 6-3, 300-pound Walton, who is projected to go in the middle rounds, understands that versatility is a must for him to be on a gameday roster as a rookie. Teams typically have seven active linemen -- the five starters, a swing tackle and a center/guard.
Walton, an Allen product, doesn't believe playing guard would be a major adjustment.
"I don't think it will be a big deal," he said. "I'll just put my hand all the way down on the ground and change the angles a little bit. I'm comfortable with it and ready to do it."
Walton transferred from Arizona State after a redshirt freshman year because he was homesick. He said he's matured a lot since then and isn't worried about beginning his NFL career far from home.