Report: Vikings, Commanders meeting with Travon Walker

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Georgia defensive lineman Travon Walker won’t have to wait long to hear his name called April 28. He could go No. 1 overall.

But will it be the Jaguars taking Walker? Or someone else?

Teams with the top six selections — the Jaguars, Lions, Texans, Jets, Giants and Panthers — had Walker among their top-30 visitors. The Vikings, who select 12th, also had Walker visit, Ben Standig of TheAthletic.com reports.

The Vikings likely would have to trade (way) up to get Walker.

The Commanders, who draft 11th, also are showing interest in Walker. They tried to set up a visit with Walker at their team facility but couldn’t get it scheduled before Wednesday’s top-30 visit deadline.

All four starters on the Commanders’ defensive line were selected in the first round, including Jonathan Allen and Chase Young. So the team’s interest in Walker is curious.

Walker totaled 33 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, six sacks and a fumble recovery to help Georgia win a national title last season.

He joins Aidan Hutchinson and Kayvon Thibodeaux as front seven defenders who are expected to be early picks. A defensive lineman has not gone No. 1 overall since Myles Garrett in 2017, but this draft is absent a can’t-miss quarterback, so a player at some other position likely hears his name first.

4 responses to “Report: Vikings, Commanders meeting with Travon Walker

  1. Can’t pay all 4 of them…trade Payne and Sweat for future picks, pair Walker with Chase & Allen

  2. 3 elite ends. 3 elite LT’s. 2 QB’s that will probably be desperation picks. 1 elite corner. 1 elite safety. Probably 2 wide receivers.

    That’s 12 so it’s possible one of the DE’s fall to MN.

  3. Walker is the classic guy who dominated the drills at the combine but had little production in college. This is the kind of guy that should never be considered at #1. With the Raiders not picking in the top 10, there’s a good chance he could fall to 11 or 12.

  4. DL is solid. Go with OL in the 1st so Wentz is not running for his life getting injured. Get a WR in the 2nd.

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