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NFL Draft: Jaguars take Travon Walker No. 1 overall

The Jaguars selected Travon Walker as the first overall to start the NFL Draft Thursday night in Las Vegas.

Georgia edge rusher had only 9 12 career fired, but emerged as the likely first choice after a remarkable NFL Scouting Combine performance in March. Michigan edge rusher Aidan Hutchinson had been considered the favorite to go first until Walker’s star tour of Indianapolis.

Walker started each game for the national champion Bulldogs last season with six sacks.

The Jaguars had the first overall pick for the second year in a row. They drafted Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence last season and paired him with head coach Urban Meyer. The former Ohio State head coach was fired before the season ended, and the Jaguars eventually hired former Eagles Super Bowl champion coach Doug Pederson.

When the Jaguars gave offensive tackle Cam Robinson a contract extension on Wednesday, they eliminated the remote possibility that they would sign an offensive lineman with their first pick.

The Bears do not have a first-round pick this season due to last year’s Justin Fields trade. The Giants will use the selection that the Bears sent – No. 7 in total.

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