The Jacksonville Jaguars held the primary general pick within the NFL Draft for the second consecutive 12 months, and there was debate as to who they would choose. Names like Alabama offensive sort out Evan Neal and Michigan cross rusher Aidan Hutchinson have been linked to Jacksonville. Yet, the Jaguars went with Georgia defensive lineman Travon Walker.
Walker displayed great athleticism through the Scouting Combine, however he didn’t have the statistics that come out as a consequence of being moved to totally different positions on the stacked Bulldogs protection. That led to a debate as as to if that was the precise pick.
Jacksonville confronted off in opposition to the Las Vegas Raiders within the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game on Thursday evening. In the primary quarter, Walker recorded a sack on Raider quarterback Jarrett Stidham.
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While this can go down as a sack, it’s the preseason so it doesn’t formally depend to his profession resume.
While this did occur within the first quarter, let’s check out what occurred on the very first play of the sport. The Raiders hiked the ball, and Walker made it previous offensive sort out Brandon Parker and obtained to Stidham as he was throwing the ball. The cross was accomplished, and Walker was referred to as for a questionable roughing the passer penalty.
In his three years with Georgia, Walker recorded 61 whole tackles, 13 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, three defended passes, one compelled fumble, one fumble restoration, and one interception.
Yes, it is just a preseason recreation, however Jaguars followers must be enthusiastic about what they noticed from Walker. Of course, they’ll need to see it translate to the common season.