Jacksonville Jaguars training camp preview ahead of the 2022 NFL season
The Jaguars came out of the 2022 NFL Draft with a good haul
For the second straight year, the Jaguars held the first overall pick in the NFL Draft. They took Trevor Lawrence in 2021 and chose Georgia’s Travon Walker this year. The pick was somewhat controversial because the front office took the former Georgia Bulldog over Michigan’s Aidan Hutchinson, a more-polished prospect coming out of college.
Walker will make the transition to full-time edge defender after being asked to line up at different spots across Georgia’s defensive line. It’s worth noting that if he can be as successful as other defensive linemen Trent Baalke has drafted in the past, the Jags might have hit the jackpot.
B&T’s own Jeff Tice took a detailed look at Baalke’s track record of selecting defensive linemen in the first of the draft. Make sure you check it.
Keep in mind that Walker wasn’t the only noteworthy player the Jaguars drafted this year. Here’s the list of players they chose in this year’s Player Selection Meeting.
Jaguars 2022 draft picks
- Travon Walker, Edge (Round 1, No. 1 pick)
- Devin Lloyd, LB (Round 1, No. 27 pick)
- Luke Fortner, OL (Round 3, No. 65 pick)
- Chad Muma, LB (Round 4, No. 70 pick)
- Snoop Conner, RB (Round 5, No. 154)
- Gregory Junior, CB (Round 6, No. 197)
- Montaric Brown, CB (Round 7 No. 222)
Also, the Jaguars signed these players as undrafted free agents.
E.J. Perry (QB), Josh Thompson (DB), Andrew Mevis (K), Kevin Austin Jr. (WR), Nick Ford (OL), Grant Morgan (LB), Gerrit Prince (TE), Israel Antwine (DT), Sean Mahone (S), DE’Shaan Dixon (DE), Shabari Davis (CB), Denzel Okafor (OL), Lujuan Winningham (WR), Marcus Tatum (OL), Grayson Gunter (TE), and Benjie Franklin (CB).