2022 NFL Draft updates: Travon Walker goes to Jaguars at No. 1

Apr 28, 2022, 5:34 PM | Updated: 8:40 pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Edge rusher Travon Walker of national champion Georgia, a dynamic playmaker combining speed and athleticism, is the first overall pick in the NFL draft by Jacksonville.

The 6-foot-5, 275-pound Walker, who has some raw elements to his game but an extremely high ceiling for his skills, joins former Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence as the second straight top overall selection by the Jaguars.

Walker, one of several Bulldogs likely to be chosen in the opening round, was a one-year starter whose production (13 tackles for loss and 9 1/2 sacks) doesn’t jump out because he was part of a deep rotation at Georgia. His talent level certainly impressed the Jaguars, the NFL’s worst team the past two years.

Commissioner Roger Goodell began the proceedings by estimating more than 100,000 fans were on hand at the theater built specifically for the draft. Walker was not in Las Vegas.


1st – Jacksonville Jaguars: Georgia DE Travon Walker

2nd – Detriot Lions: Michigan DE Aidan Hutchinson

3rd – Houston Texans: LSU CB Derek Stingley Jr.

4th – New York Jets: Cincinnati CB Ahmad Gardner

5th – New York Giants: Oregon DE Kayvon Thibodeaux

6th – Carolina Panthers: NC State OT Ikem Ekwonu

7th – New York Giants: Alabama OT Evan Neal

8th – Atlanta Falcons: USC WR Drake London

9th – Seattle Seahawks: Mississippi State OT Charles Cross

10th – New York Jets: Ohio State WR Garrett Wilson

11th – New Orleans Saints (traded from Washington Commanders): Ohio State WR Chris Olave

12th – Detriot Lions (traded from Minnesota Vikings): Alabama WR Jameson Williams

13th – Philidelphia Eagles (traded from Houston Texans): Georgia DT Jordan Davis

14th – Baltimore Ravens: Notre Dame S Kyle Hamilton

15th – Houston Texans (traded from Philadelphia Eagles): Texas A&M OL Kenyon Green

16th – Washington Commanders (traded from New Orleans Saints): PSU WR Jahan Dotson

17th – Los Angeles Chargers: Boston College OL Zion Johnson

18th – Tennessee Titans (traded from Philadelphia Eagles): Arkansas WR Treylon Burks

19th – New Orleans Saints: Northern Iowa OT Trevor Penning

20th – Pittsburgh Steelers: Pittsburgh QB Kenny Pickett

21st – Kansas City Chiefs (traded from New England Patriots): Washington CB Trent McDuffie

22nd – Green Bay Packers: Georgia LB Quay Walker

23rd – Buffalo Bills (traded from Arizona Cardinals and Baltimore Ravens): Florida CB Kaiir Elam

24th – Dallas Cowboys: Tulsa OT Tyler Smith

25th – Baltimore Ravens (traded from Buffalo Bills): Iowa C Tyler Linderbaum

26th – New York Jets (traded from Tennessee Titans): Florida State DE Jermaine Johnson II

27th – Jacksonville Jaguars (traded from Tampa Bay Buccaneers): Utah LB Devin Lloyd

28th – Green Bay Packers: Georgia DT Devonte Wyatt

29th – New England Patriots (traded from Kansas City Chiefs): Tennessee-Chattanooga G Cole Strange

30th – Kansas City Chiefs: Purdue EDGE George Karlaftis

31st – Cincinnati Bengals: Michigan SAF Daxton Hill

32nd – Minnesota Vikings (traded from Detriot Lions): Georgia SAF Lewis Cine

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