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