Speculation Continues To Build About Jaguars Making A Surprise First-Overall Pick In The 2022 NFL Draft

Speculation Builds Of A Surprise First-Overall Pick In The 2022 NFL Draft

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  • There could be a surprising name called with the first-overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
  • Speculation continues to grow about the Jaguars drafting one certain player.
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We’re less than a month away from the Jacksonville Jaguars starting the 2022 NFL Draft with the first-overall pick, pending a trade, of course.

The vast majority of mock drafts out there have penciled in Michigan defensive end Aidan Hutchinson as the No. 1 overall pick to Jacksonville. Both NFL draft gurus Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. have Hutchinson going first-overall to Jacksonville in their latest mocks, but the narrative seems to be changing just a bit.

Multiple NFL insiders have reported hearing chatter about the Jags going in a different direction and drafting Georgia defensive end Travon Walker with the first pick.

Insider Peter Schrager shared the news of Monday’s edition of ‘Good Morning Football.’

“Everyone’s inking Aidan Hutchinson to the Jaguars,” Schrager began. “Around the NFL, there’s talk about [Jaguars] GM Trent Baalke, and his draft history with San Francisco. Year after year, the 49ers took players with incredible physical traits over the top collegiate performers, that’s Travon Walker.”

Mike Garafolo of NFL Network jumped on board with Schrager’s comments as well adding more fuel to the fire.

Hutchinson’s stat sheet from a year ago trumps Walker’s but based on the reports, Jacksonville may see a higher upside in Walker and could take a gamble with him with the first-overall pick.