Travon Walker joins Nakobe Dean, Lewis Cine, George PIckens and Zamir White as the Bulldogs to depart for the 2022 NFL Draft.
Walker picked up 5.0 sacks this year for the Bulldogs and has been mentioned as a possible first-round pick after a stellar junior season for the Bulldogs. Pickens missed most of the season with an ACL injury, but came back to make a huge catch in the win against Alabama.
Both Pickens and Walker made key plays in Monday’s Championship game against Alabama. Pickens had Georgia’s first big offensive play, as he hauled in a 52-yard catch. It was the longest reception of his career. He also drew a pass interference penalty on Georgia’s final drive of the game, which resulted in a Brock Bowers touchdown.
Walker chased down Alabama wide receiver Agiye Hall to prevent what could’ve been an Alabama touchdown. Alabama was forced to punt.
“This team right here I can personally say this is probably one of the most -- I’d have to say it’s one of the most well-bonded teams that I ever played on throughout my whole sports career,” Walker said after Monday’s victory. “Something that I’d say to the old National Championship team, shoot, I really don’t even know. I’d have to say just go Dawgs. It’s legendary. It’s history in the making.”
Walker and Pickens will both be taken in the early rounds of the NFL draft, with Walker like to be the first of the two selected.
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