Travon Walker sets sights on breaking Josh Allen’s Jaguars rookie sack record

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Jaguars defensive coordinator Mike Caldwell said recently that the team sees first overall pick Travon Walkerbeing a force” off the edge as an outside linebacker in their defense.

Walker is setting his sights on proving Caldwell correct right off the bat. Walker spoke to reporters from Jacksonville’s minicamp on Monday and said that outside linebackers coach Bill Shuey has told him to set objectives for the coming season because he “just wants me to improve and chase my dreams.”

One of those dreams is to supplant teammate Josh Allen as the franchise’s rookie sack leader. Allen had 10.5 in 2019 and Walker believes he can come up with more.

“I know I can get it done,” Walker said, via John Reid of the Florida Times-Union. “Yes sir. God gave me the length to use my long arms, so why not use it.”

The Jaguars made Walker the first overall pick because they believe his upside is higher than that of other players who put up bigger numbers in college. Beating Allen’s record would go a long way toward making them look right.

5 responses to “Travon Walker sets sights on breaking Josh Allen’s Jaguars rookie sack record

  1. Um ok Travon. First you have to prove that you’re not a bust, since Aidan Hutchinson WILL prove to be the better player between the two of them.
    Jags had to talk themselves into taking Walker, which is pathetic.
    Walker couldn’t produce at Georgia and he won’t produce for the Jags.

  2. Thinking there’s plenty enough of pressure already on Walker being the 1st pick in the draft without talking about breaking records. Have a hard time believing a guy who didn’t even total 10 sacks in his collegiate career is going to get 11 in his rookie year in the NFL.

  3. Remember that guy the Cleveland Cavaliers picked with the #1 overall pick a few years ago? Anthony Bennett?

    Walker reminds me of that dude, probably be an enormous bust

  4. As a Packer fan, I can only hope that Walker is much better than the guy that the Lions took 2nd as we play them twice a season.

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