The Jacksonville Jaguars may have made up their mind for the number one pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
DraftKings Sportsbook improved the odds for Travon Walker being the top overall selection to -450.
Meanwhile, Aidan Hutchinson is second at +400.
That discrepancy indicates that the Jaguars heavily lean towards Walker being their first choice.
However, anything can still happen in what is turning out to be a highly unpredictable draft.
General manager Trent Baalke and team owner Shahid Khan could still change their mind and go for Hutchinson.
If that happens, those who placed a wager on the Michigan edge rusher are in for a nice payday.
Travon Walker is -450 to go No. 1 overall
— PFF Bet (@PFF_Bet) April 28, 2022
The Walker-Hutchinson dilemma is the classic debate between the prospect with a better upside versus the NFL-ready talent.
Hutchinson can line up for any defensive line and create pressure on opposing quarterbacks.
He won last season’s Ted Hendricks Award as the nation’s best defensive end.
The Michigan native is also a Unanimous All-American and First-Team All-Big Ten.
In 2021, Hutchinson had 33 solo tackles, 14 sacks, three passes defended, and two forced fumbles.
A Fast-Rising Menace On Defense
Walker’s 2021 numbers are nowhere near Hutchinson’s.
The defensive end from Georgia had 19 tackles and six sacks for the Bulldogs last season.
He was part of an elite defense with other top prospects in Jordan Davis, Lewis Cine, and Nakobe Dean.
However, he gained the spotlight after an impressive showing at the Scouting Combine.
Walker ran the 40-yard dash in 4.51 seconds and the 20-yard shuttle in 4.32.
The Jaguars hope to improve Walker’s craft, given his limitless potential.
Aside from being an edge rusher, his versatility allows him to play defensive tackle if needed.
But with Jacksonville finishing 27th in sacks last season, they will allow Walker to do what he does best.NEXT: The Jaguars Got Lucky With Their Timing On Trevor Lawrence