It’s official … with the #1 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars have selected Travon Walker!!!
Roger Goodell just announced the selection on a stage built near the strip in Las Vegas … officially making the Georgia defensive end the newest Jag.
Of course, the pick is not a total surprise … most experts’ mock drafts in recent weeks have had Walker projected to go #1 overall.
Could Travon Walker go from a Dawg to a #DirtyBird?
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— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) April 22, 2022
The selection of Walker marks the second time in two years that the Jaguars have picked at the top of the draft — remember, Jacksonville took Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence #1 in 2021.
Walker, meanwhile, is expected to be getting after quarterbacks right away in Duval. The guy was a star for the Bulldogs in his three seasons in Athens, recording 61 total tackles, 9.5 sacks, 1 interception and 1 forced fumble in his career.
He also helped UGA beat Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide in January’s National Championship … registering three total tackles and one sack in the game.
Doug Pederson and Jaguars fans everywhere are certainly hoping that kind of production continues in Florida in 2022.