2018 NFL Draft: Miami Hurricanes RB Mark Walton shows toughness, health

Mark Walton made it through setbacks on and off the field to put himself on the verge of being drafted. (Allen Eyestone/The Post)

INDIANAPOLIS — It’s been a good start to the NFL Combine for Mark Walton, and the teams he’s been meeting with here seem drawn to the grit that got him through unimaginable heartache to reach this point.

Walton left the University of Miami after an injury-hampered junior year and is here to prove that wasn’t a mistake. As he tries to push his way up draft boards, he’s getting a lot of questions about losing both parents, including the death of his mother a year ago Friday.

Those tragedies have scarred him, but they’ve also molded him into a man who’s tough enough to handle anything that awaits him.

Read more of our story on Walton over on the Daily Dolphin blog.

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