Seattle Seahawks First Round Target #3: Travon Walker, EDGE, Georgia
While offensive line is the biggest need of the Seattle Seahawks, that doesn’t always mean that’s the position of choice in the first round. If the Seahawks do indeed opt to go to a position other than offensive tackle in the first round, they would be wise to move to the other side of the line and add to their pass rush.
Shelby Harris came to the Seahawks in the Wilson trade with Denver and Seattle brought back Quinton Jefferson in free agency. Uchenna Nwosu was also added through the free agent market, so there’s been an emphasis on improving the front seven. However, a top tier edge rusher from a deep class in the 2022 NFL Draft could take this unit to another level.
Travon Walker has been climbing draft boards over the last few months and it makes sense why. Walker was on a very talented Georgia defense that didn’t exactly allow players to stuff the stat sheet with so much talent on the roster, but since then Walker has shined in the pre-draft process.
Built for a 3-4 defense, Walker would fit well into the Seattle defense and would be able to take on a role similar to what we saw out of Carlos Dunlap with the Seahawks. The one hang up for Walker will be how he transitions to the NFL.
At Georgia he struggled to matchup with Evan Neal in games against Alabama, so there will need to be progress made by Walker for him to reach a dominant level, especially in the pass rush. However, the raw talent in Walker is enough to create intrigue within the Top 10.