Seahawks 2022 NFL draft: 3 edge rushers Seattle should take
By Lee Vowell
Travon Walker, Georgia
I don’t know if any of the three guys listed in this article are going to be around at pick number 9 but they all could be. The 2022 NFL draft is an odd one. Many of the teams with high picks don’t need quarterbacks and quarterbacks usually go really early, of course. So edge rushers, talented left tackles and good cornerbacks could go higher than normal.
But let’s assume that the QBs are still going to find a way to go early, either taken by teams like the Carolina Panthers or a team trades up and before pick 9 to grab a QB. If that’s the case, the Seahawks are going to have tons of talent to choose from and one of those talents is ultra-athletic and high-motor Travon Walker.
It also helps that Walker was extremely well-coached at Georgia and should be as just about NFL ready as a player could be. Is he a tony bit raw for a pass rusher? Yes. But he is a physical freak and his skills will allow him to make plays when mere mortals can’t.
Walker is 6’5″ and 272 pounds and yet he ran a 4.51 40. His vertical jump was 36 inches. He basically was as close to DK Metcalf as a player who is a defensive end could be.
There has been some recent talk of Walker even going number one overall but again, no one really knows what is going to happen in this year’s draft. Heck, Walker could even end up out of the top 10. But Seattle shouldn’t pass on a player like Walker who is going to make immediate impact plays for the team.