Jaguar has a good idea of ​​what the position number is. 1 Overall Puck Trevon Walker will play: ‘We see it becoming a force’

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The Jacksonville Jaguars selected Georgia’s Trown Walker by number. The overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft was a 1-foot, 6-foot-5, 272-pound defensive end, one of the best defenses in the history of college football. Walker is also a versatile player who can play a variety of defense roles, but the Jaguars have a clear idea of ​​where they will stand during their rookie season.

“I think his best position is outside the linebacker because his length, his athletic ability is against the tackles,” said defense coordinator Mike Caldwell. through Florida Times Union. “It’s a great position in this defense. He can play other positions, but for us his home is outside of Line Baker, where we see him as a force. We’re trying to shape that and We will let it go. ”

Outside linebacker or pass-rusher position in Jacksonville’s 3-4 defense is probably where everyone would have guessed that Walker would start his Jaguar career from here, but he would have differentiated the opposing offensive front. Some may even go down.

“You think about size – its height, its weight, its speed – it’s like a unicorn,” Caldwell said. “He’s unique. He plays like that and you see him on tape. You see the burst, you see the speed, you see his moves. We’re excited about it, and I think he rolls. Will be ready to do. “

During Georgia’s 2021 National Championship campaign, Walker led the Bulldogs with 36 QB hits, and finished second on the team with six sacks. He played 56% of the total Snaps last season, more than any other defensive lineman in Georgia.

Walker Told CBS Sports In April, he is most comfortable playing the defensive end, running 5-technique and 6-technique. You could argue that Walker is more suited to a 4-3 defensive end like Miles Garrett of the Cleveland Browns, but Walker is so versatile that he can even start a 3-4 pass-rush.