3 AFC South rival draft picks that could be a problem for Colts
By Mike Luciano
1. Travon Walker, Jacksonville Jaguars
Anyone doubting the Jaguars taking a 272-pound pterodactyl with 4.5 speed and a crazy motor must not be familiar with Georgia’s scheme. Though Walker played inside as a 3 tech in college so Kirby Smart could take advantage of his linebacker speed, Walker will be a traditional defensive end in the pros.
Trent Baalke is not a good GM, but he has done a solid job this year of getting Trevor Lawrence some new pieces (Christian Kirk, third-round lineman Luke Fortner) while investing heavily in the defense. Jacksonville has been a thorn in Indy’s side for years, and the Jags could be even peskier in 2022.
The Jaguars are building to take down the Colts.
Even if you take Walker out of the picture, Lawrence will have another year on his belt and will benefit from having Doug Pederson as his coach instead of Urban Meyer. With Walker living up to his stats, the Jaguars might be able to befuddle Ryan and extend their winning streak in Jacksonville.
The Jaguars have to eventually hit on some of their top picks, and they may have had two godsends dropped right in their laps in Walker and Lawrence. Indy will be better than them next year, but will the Colts be able to hold onto that title in the future?