NFL Twitter reacted to the Jacksonville Jaguars selecting Georgia Bulldogs edge rusher Travon Walker with the first-overall pick.
There was much debate as to what the Jacksonville Jaguars would do with the first-overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. Would they select the top prospect in the class in Michigan edge rusher Aidan Hutchinson? Or would they take one of the top offensive linemen in the draft to protect quarterback Trevor Lawrence.
Commissioner Roger Goodell approached the podium in Las Vegas, and announced that the Jaguars have selected Georgia defensive lineman Travon Walker with the first-overall pick.
NFL Twitter reacted to the news of Walker being the newest member of the Jaguars. He even received some love from Jaguars running back Travon Walker.
NFL Twitter reacts to Jaguars selecting Travon Walker with No. 1 pick in 2022 NFL Draft
Travon Walker makes history for Georgia
With Walker going first overall, the Georgia Bulldogs made history in the process. Georgia has now tied USC, Notre Dame and Oklahoma for the most first-overall selections in NFL Draft history.
Walker was part of the vaunted Bulldogs defense. In three seasons, Walker recorded 61 total tackles (13 for loss), 9.5 sacks, three defended passes, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one interception.
Once the pre-draft process began, Walker skyrocketed up draft boards after a phenomenal performance at the Scouting Combine. He obviously caught the attention of the Jaguars, and he is now set to begin his NFL career down in Duval County.