Travon Walker flashes dominant traits in his NFL debut

Travon Walker flashes dominant traits in his NFL debut

Published August 5, 2022
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Aug 4, 2022; Canton, Ohio, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Travon Walker (44) sacks Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jarrett Stidham (3) in the first quarter in the 2022 Hall of Fame game at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Although Walker wasn’t a needle-moving selection for the media, he’s got the physical traits and overall athleticism to be an even better pro than he was a college player at Georgia on their star-studded defense.

With the Jaguars, he will be pairing up with Josh Allen to give the Jags a really disruptive young duo off the edge. That’s something the Jaguars have desperately needed and head coach Doug Pederson understands the value of winning in the trenches.

Jacksonville has a long way to go to match that kind of depth and experience, but getting Walker this offseason was a huge step in the right direction for them, even if his college statistical production didn’t match what you’d typically expect of a top overall pick.