Yury Travon Walker plays defensive end for the National Football League’s Jacksonville Jaguars. He was the first overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft by the Jaguars after playing collegiate football for the Georgia Bulldogs.
In Thomaston, Georgia, Walker went to Upson-Lee High School. He was named to the All-American Bowl for the first time in 2019. He has pledged to play college football at the University of Georgia.
Walker had 15 tackles and 2.5 sacks in 12 games as a freshman for Georgia in 2019. He appeared in nine games as a sophomore in 2020, recording 13 tackles, one sack, and one interception.
a junior, Walker started as a defensive lineman for the team that won the College Football Playoff National Championship in 2022. Following the season, he declared for the NFL Draft in 2022.
Travon Walker Current Team
Trevon Walker is currently with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Travon Walker, a defensive lineman, was taken first overall in the 2022 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The 21-year-old defensive end and fellow pass rusher Aidan Hutchinson were the front-runners for the number one pick.
The Detroit Lions selected Hutchinson, who is also 21, with the second overall choice, and the top five picks were all defensive players for the first time since 1991.
0Walker did not attend the event, which was hosted after a two-year hiatus in Las Vegas, but he did watch it from a hotel in Atlanta.
The Jaguars had the first pick for the second straight year after selecting quarterback Trevor Lawrence in 2021, despite finishing with the NFL’s worst record.
Last season, Walker stood out among the hundreds of NFL hopefuls who competed in the US collegiate system, starting all 15 games for Georgia as they won the national championship.