The Jacksonville Jaguars chosen Georgia edge rusher Travon Walker with the No. 1 total choose, hoping the defensive stalwart can pair with quarterback Trevor Lawrence to steer the franchise again to relevance.
Walker, who began 15 video games final season with 37 tackles and 6 sacks, was the greatest participant on the formidable entrance seven that delivered Georgia a nationwide championship. Walker is the second straight No. 1 choose for a franchise seeking to stabilize with its second head coach in two seasons.
Owner Shad Khan fired Urban Meyer in the center of a controversy-filled season by which the workforce limped to a 3-14 document. The workforce turned to Doug Pederson, who led the Philadelphia Eagles to a Super Bowl, to offer stability and mentorship to Lawrence. General supervisor Trent Baalke additionally spent over $267 million in free company to help Lawrence with weapons, together with resetting the broad receiver market by signing Christian Kirk to a surprisingly profitable contract.
Michigan edge rusher Aidan Hutchinson had been the favourite to be chosen first total earlier than Walker surged previous him this week as the betting favourite.