Jaguars No. 1 Pick Travon Walker's Contract Details Set
The parameters of Travon Walker's future contract with the Jaguars have officially been set.
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The Jacksonville Jaguars will inevitably sign their rookie class in the coming days, weeks and months, but we know in advance what No. 1 overall pick Travon Walker's deal will look like.
According to ESPN's Field Yates, the value for Walker's eventual deal will look like the following: 4-year deal with $37,371,621 guaranteed with a $24,360,088 signing bonus, along with the standard fifth-year option.
Walker was drafted No. 1 by the Jaguars last Thursday, making him the first non-quarterback taken at No. 1 since Myles Garrett in 2017 and just the fourth defensive end selected at No. 1 since Mario Williams in 2006. In that span, the only other players who were No. 1 picks were offensive tackles Jake Long (2008) and Eric Fisher (2013).
"He played all the way up and down the line of scrimmage, anywhere from a zero technique all the way to a seven technique," Jaguars general manager Trent Baalke said after picking Walker. "Played in the two point off the edge, which he's going to be used a lot in our scheme. That versatility, ability to stop the run, rush the passer, there's a lot of work to do, but there's a lot of talent to work with."
"Yeah, really just to echo Trent's remarks, too, just his athleticism, his length, his ability to bend the corner. The thing that you see with this guy is his versatility. He played all up and down the defensive line at Georgia," Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson said. "Just a tremendous kid. He's going to be great for the locker room. Really, I think, for us, too, just getting him in here, getting him going as soon as we can, and I think getting him in one position and letting him really get good at one position, and that's where we feel he's really going to make the most impact for us."