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Jacksonville Jaguars Select Georgia EDGE Travon Walker With The 1st Overall Pick In The NFL Draft

The 2022 NFL Draft is underway and the pick is in… the Jacksonville Jaguars have selected Defensive End Travon Walker, Georgia, with the first overall pick.

The Jaguars are getting an absolute freak athlete who absolutely dominated the NFL combine, which was a huge factor in Walker rocketing up the draft board. Some of his combine numbers are jaw dropping.

THE NUMBERS:

  • 6’5, 272 lbs
  • 40 yard dash: 4.51
  • Vertical: 35.5 inches
  • Wingspan: 84 1/4 inches
  • Short Shuttle: 4.32 seconds

The most mind blowing stat listed above is by far the 40 yard dash time. At a massive 6’5 and 272 lbs, Walker posted a 4.51 40 yard dash time which was faster than 12 Wide Receivers at the combine. INSANE athlete with enormous upside is an understatement.

Walker’s production last year on the other hand was quite the opposite of what his insane combine numbers would suggest, which draws some minor red flags. The Georgia Bulldog produced 37 tackles, 7.5 TFLs, 0 forced fumbles, and just 6 sacks.

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