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Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Broncos' picks: Round 3/80 -- J.D. Walton, C, 6-3, 300, Baylor, Walton could immediately start. The Broncos need a center and had only Maurkice Pouncey higher on their board at the position. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout J.D. Walton News
10/01/15 - C J.D. Walton was signed by the Chargers Wednesday (Sept. 30). Walton, 6-3, 305 pounds, started all 16 games at center for the New York Giants in 2014. The Giants rushed for more than 1,600 yards and 13 touchdowns last season. In addition, quarterback Eli Manning passed for more than 4,400 yards and tossed 30 touchdown passes with Walton anchoring the offensive line.
Walton spent three-plus seasons with the Broncos (2010-13) where he played under Chargers Head Coach Mike McCoy. He started his first 36 games for the Broncos, but suffered a season-ending ankle injury on Sept. 30, 2012 against Oakland. Walton began the 2013 season on the "Physically Unable to Perform" list and was later waived by the Broncos after returning to the active roster. He spent two weeks with the Washington Redskins late in 2013 before signing with New York in 2014.
09/30/15 - OL J.D. Walton, a free-agent who start 16 games with the Giants last year, was signed.
09/02/15 - C/G J.D. Walton had his contract terminated by the Dolphins Monday (Aug. 31).
03/19/15 - C J.D. Walton, who was released by the Giants on March 2, agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Dolphins Thursday (March 19).
The 6-3, 305-pound Walton played last season with the New York Giants after previous stints with the Washington Redskins (2013) and Denver Broncos (2010-13).
Walton was a third-round selection (80th overall) by the Broncos out of Baylor in the 2010 NFL draft.
03/02/15 - C J.D. Walton had his contract terminated by the Giants Monday (March 2), clearing $3 million in salary-cap space.
Walton, a six-year veteran, started all 16 games in 2014, but the Giants are expected to move 2014 second-round draft pick Weston Richburg into that position this year. Richburg played left guard as a rookie.
The Giants also recently signed center Brett Jones, one of the Canadian Football League's top offensive linemen.
Walton, a third-round pick by the Denver Broncos in 2010, has started 54 games in his career.