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Georgia defensive lineman Travon Walker runs the 40-yard dash at the NFL football scouting combine, Saturday, March 5, 2022, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Travon Walker 2022 NFL Draft Profile

Travon Walker
Georgia defensive lineman Travon Walker runs the 40-yard dash at the NFL football scouting combine, Saturday, March 5, 2022, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Travon Walker 2022 NFL Draft Profile

Every year, we have guys that fly up NFL big boards, whether it be from their NFL Combine performance or their pro day. Travon Walker is the former. Walker showed out at the Combine and is now in line for a massive payday. The former Georgia Bulldog was once a 5-star recruit in HS and seems to now be reaching his best form. His final form will come from the right tutelage at the next level. Here is our 2022 NFL Draft Profile on Travon Walker.

His Combine performance was outstanding. He ran a 4.51 40-yard dash which is nuts. His vertical of 35.5 is crazy athletic. 4.32 20-yard shuttle. I mean, one of the best performances you can ask for. This tweet tells the story.

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Walker is known as being a fantastic run stopper. He would fit best in a 3-4 defense where he isn’t relied on rushing the passer, which just isn’t what he is known for. You aren’t drafting him for that purpose, although over time in the NFL he can certainly develop those skills. Walker has great knowledge of leverage and uses that well with his frame to get inside and stuff the run. His hands are violent (putting that mildly) and his motor is always running hot looking to make a play. Uses his hips well. He would be best suited in a system that has pass rushers in place.

My biggest knock on him is that he just doesn’t rush the passer all that well. This past year was his best year with 6 sacks, but he combined for 3.5 his previous two years. His pad level runs a little high at times. NFL teams will likely take him off the field for passing downs, which isn’t something I would look for at the top of the draft class. Again, he can certainly learn the skills needed to rush the passer, but if you’re hoping for a Micah Parsons level of development, don’t hold your breath.

The hype appears to be real. Travon Walker can be a difference-maker at the next level, but I truly think it will depend on where he gets drafted. If Walker gets drafted to the wrong team, it can stunt his development and people will look at him as a bust. But, given the right scheme and coaching, that front office can look like geniuses.

Best fit: Philadelphia Eagles, Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Chargers

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