Travon Walker reportedly involved in 'serious' car crash before NFL Draft
Travon Walker was drafted No. 1 overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars Thursday night. With Walker going No. 1, the Georgia Bulldogs tied an NFL Draft record with 5 No. 1 overall picks.
Immediately after Walker was picked, a concerning report emerged from the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Walker was involved in a serious car accident prior to the NFL Draft; however, thankfully, he was unharmed.
“A big-time scare before the Draft: #Georgia’s Travon Walker was in a serious car accident in Athens, GA before the draft, crashing into two parked cars, per me and @TomPelissero. He emerged without injuries somehow. No citations. But a scare for sure,” Rapoport tweeted.
Walker’s NFL rookie contract should be around $37 million, but all of that could have gone out the window had he been injured in the car accident.
The Jaguars were reportedly down to Walker and former Michigan star Aidan Hutchinson (who went No. 2 overall to Detriot), but Walker ended up being the Jaguars top choice.