Getting to know Georgia’s Travon Walker, No. 1 selection in NFL draft

Missouri's quarterback Tyler Macon (10) is sacked by Georgia's defensive lineman Travon Walker (44) in the second half during a NCAA football game at Sanford Stadium in Athens on Saturday, November 6, 2021. Georgia won 43-6 over Missouri. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)

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Missouri's quarterback Tyler Macon (10) is sacked by Georgia's defensive lineman Travon Walker (44) in the second half during a NCAA football game at Sanford Stadium in Athens on Saturday, November 6, 2021. Georgia won 43-6 over Missouri. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)

TRAVON WALKER

Selection: First round (No. 1 overall), Jacksonville Jaguars

Position: Defensive lineman

Ht., wt.: 6-foot-5, 275 pounds

Class: Junior

Hometown: Thomaston

Notable: First UGA player drafted first overall since Matthew Stafford in 2009, and the fifth all-time. … Was one of five Bulldogs defenders to start all 15 games in 2021 season. … Led the team in quarterback pressures (36), tied for second in sacks (6) and tied for fourth in tackles for loss (7.5). … Made an immediate impact at UGA and was chosen SEC Defensive Newcomer of the Year for the 2019 season. … Member of AJC Super 11 in 2018.

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