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Jaguars select Georgia defensive end Travon Walker No. 1 overall in NFL draft

Nov 6, 2021; Athens, Georgia, USA; Georgia Bulldogs defensive lineman Travon Walker (44) reacts with linebacker Nolan Smith (4) after a sack against the Missouri Tigers during the second half at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars selected Georgia defensive lineman Travon Walker with the No. 1 overall pick of the 2022 NFL Draft on Thursday in Las Vegas.

Walker had six sacks last season while helping Georgia win the national championship. He had 9.5 sacks in 36 career games over three seasons.

Walker started all 15 games last season after not previously making a single start.

He is the first Georgia player to go No. 1 overall since the Detroit Lions selected quarterback Matthew Stafford in 2009.

Walker was clocked in 4.51 seconds over 40 yards.

It was the second straight year in which the Jaguars held the No. 1 overall pick. They chose quarterback Trevor Lawrence from Clemson last year.

–Field Level Media

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