NFL draft scouting report: Georgia EDGE Travon Walker

Georgia EDGE Travon Walker

275 pounds

Yahoo Sports’ 2022 NFL draft grade

6.23 — possible first-rounder; possible immediate starter

Here’s how we use our prospect grades for the 2021 NFL draft. (Albert Corona/Yahoo Sports)

TL;DR scouting report

Ascending talent with raw power, freaky athletic traits and ideal length, but Walker’s pass-rush effectiveness remains an area in which he must develop

The skinny

A 4-star Rivals recruit (No. 34 nationally) in 2019, Walker committed to Georgia over Alabama, Clemson and other big-name programs. As a true freshman, he played in 12 of 14 games and earned a role on the Bulldogs’ talented defense. In 2020, Walker played in nine games as a rotational defender again. But in 2021, he broke out in a big way with six sacks, a fumble recovery and 7.5 tackles for loss in 15 starts on Georgia’s three-man front. He declared for the 2022 NFL draft after the Bulldogs’ national-title victory over Alabama.

Georgia’s Travon Walker had a great national championship game in the win over Alabama. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


Unreal combination of size, power, athleticism and agility

Raw, untapped upside that only started to manifest itself last season

Still only 21 years old and just beginning to scratch the surface

Great length at 6-5 with 35 1/2-inch hands and 10 3/4-inch hands

Tested through the roof at NFL combine: 4.51-second 40-yard dash, 35.5-inch vertical jump, 10-foot-3 broad jump, 6.89-second 3-cone drill, 4.32-second 20-yard shuttle

Can line up from a 3-technique to a 9-technique on the line

Occasionally stood up as spy or dropped into short zones

Edgy, energetic play style will win over coaches

Strong hands to shed blockers and make hay

Good edge setter vs. the run — takes pride in it

Beat the tar out of a few tight ends and disrupted blocking schemes



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