4/24/21: Little decided to sit out the 2020 season, which was a questionable decision as he will basically enter the NFL having missed two straight seasons of football. That hurts and slows down his development significantly. Little did not wow teams at the Stanford pro day.
8/29/20: The Pac-12 seems to do whatever the Big Ten tells it to do, canceling its 2020 season and leaving Walker in a tough spot. He could wait until college football returns to Stanford, or he could enter the 2021 NFL Draft having gone two years since he last played a full season of football. Like the Big Ten decision makers, the presidents of the Pac-12 and incompetent commissioner Larry Scott prioritized protecting their job security over considering the science that student athletes are more likely to die in a car accident driving to practice than from COVID-19.
Little was injured in the fourth quarter of the season opener in 2019, which ended his year. He could have still been an early-rounder despite the knee injury, but he decided to return to the Cardinal for 2020.
Little was impressive as a freshman starter at left tackle for Stanford in 2017. He did an effective job in run blocking and helped running back Bryce Love to a huge season. Little was solid as a sophomore and showed an improved ability to protect the passer, doing a respectable job in keeping pressure off of quarterback K.J. Costello.
In pass protection, Little is tough to beat for edge rushers. He has good length and strength, and is able to bend at the knee. Little sets up well to take on rushers, and once he gets a hold of defenders, they are in trouble. His length and strength allow him to sustain blocks to the whistle, and he is very difficult for rushers to shed. His long arms and strong upper body also give him an edge in recoverability, so even when he is slightly out of position, he can compensate by getting enough of the rushers to give his quarterback time to throw.
Generally, Little is very dependable to not allow pressure. He has good hand placement and is intelligent to recognize how defenses are attacking the edge. Little also flashes some nastiness as a pass blocker, and it is not uncommon to see him grab a rusher in the chest and throw them to the ground with ferocity. Little sets a physical presence and is a real battler who makes it a long day for edge rushers to match up against.
Little is a plus run blocker for a left tackle. He is a fighter who has some nastiness to him. He definitely is not a finesse left tackle who shies away from getting violent with defenders. Little can get into the chest of defensive linemen and get a push on them at times. At other times, he uses his length to turn and manipulate defenders to keep them out of the play. In the ground game, Little could stand to improve his ability to stay on his feet. Too often, he stumbles and falls to a knee at the second level or trying to push a defender.