Jacksonville Jaguars select Travon Walker with No. 1 overall pick in 2022 NFL Draft

The 2022 NFL Draft is officially underway and with the No. 1 overall pick, the Jacksonville Jaguars have selected EDGE Travon Walker out of Georgia.

With that being said, the Detroit Lions are now on the clock with the No. 2 overall pick!

Nation, who do you think the Lions should select at No. 2?

 

Books on NFL draft: ‘I don’t see how we’re going to win on this’

After a flood of sharp money hit the NFL draft betting market, there was a new favorite to go No. 1 overall by Monday morning. Georgia defensive end Travon Walker was in, and Michigan defensive end Aidan Hutchinson was out.

The surprise move at the top spot showed why so many bookmakers despise the exercise of posting fast-moving draft numbers. For the guys behind the counter who are accustomed to winning most of the time, the draft can feel like a no-win proposition.

“It’s my least favorite event to book,” Westgate SuperBook vice president Jay Kornegay said. “It’s just not a favorable event for the bookmakers. I don’t see how we’re going to win on this.”

Kornegay was behind the curve, which is how he wanted it. The Westgate did not post any draft props until Monday afternoon, after Walker and Hutchinson traded places. Hutchinson was the odds-on favorite at most books — as high as -250 — for about a month, but the SuperBook opened Walker -185 to be the first player picked Thursday.

While books such as DraftKings, FanDuel and William Hill aggressively set the market by posting several early props, Circa Sports played the waiting game and also opened a limited menu on Monday.

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