Georgia football: Travon Walker would be a monumental No. 1 overall pick

Georgia Bulldogs defensive lineman Travon Walker (44) chases down Florida Gators quarterback Anthony RichardsonImage Credit: Florida Times -Union
Georgia Bulldogs defensive lineman Travon Walker (44) chases down Florida Gators quarterback Anthony RichardsonImage Credit: Florida Times -Union /

There is a lot of movement occurring in the various 2022 NFL mock drafts. Georgia football defensive lineman Travon Walker could go as the No. 1 overall pick in the latest reports.

While Michigan phenom Aiden Hutchinson has been the guy most project to go No.1 for weeks now, that isn’t the case for one draft analyst. According to Dane Brugler of The Athletic, he reported that Walker is a realistic possibility to jump Hutchinson and head to Jacksonville.

Georgia fans know what Walker brings to the table, and since he declared for the NFL Draft back in January, he has skyrocketed up the mock drafts.

The closer the draft gets, the higher Walker goes, and now the odds are strong for him to become one of very few Dawgs to go as the No.1 overall pick.

Georgia football could see Travon Walker become the No.1 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Walker blew scouts away throughout the draft process with his size and speed. At 6-5 and 272-pounds, he ran a 4.51 40-yard dash in Indy at the NFL Combine. The on-field performance that his tape shows helped scouts and NFL teams realize what kind of playmaker he is.

Earlier this month, we predicted that he could go as high as the No.2 overall pick, but now that we inch closer to the end of April, Walker has impressed the right people.

When the news report came across the timeline on Monday that he has a solid possibility to go No.1 overall, I thought it was a joke, but nope, it wasn’t.

The last time a Georgia football player went No.1 overall was when the Detriot Lions took Matthew Stafford in the 2009 NFL Draft. Overall, there have been four No.1 overall picks for the Dawgs, and if Walker has his name called first, he will make No. 5 for the program.

To see Walker go No.1 overall would be an incredible moment for the Georgia football program. He is a junior that declared early, but Walker clearly was ready for the NFL. Walker was one of many on the historic Georgia defense that bullied opponents all season long and wreaked so much havoc.

He recorded 37 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, six sacks, and led the team with 32 quarterback hurries. Walker was a force of nature for the Dawgs and is more than talented enough to get picked first.

The things that would do for Georgia in terms of recruiting defensive linemen would change the game. It’s been a while since a Georgia defensive linemen went in the first round, and it could be the first time in program history that one went as the No.1 overall pick.

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If Walker does go No.1 overall, that would be incredible for that young man and the University of Georgia. He would put Tray Scott on the map even more, and it would help the Dawgs recruiting-wise. This pick could be another game-changer for Georgia, and we’re excited to see if it happens.