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The Jaguars Keep Getting Linked To 1 NFL Prospect

Telvin Smith wearing his Jackonsville Jaguars helmet.

MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 23: Telvin Smith #50 of the Jacksonville Jaguars before the game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on December 23, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

Despite what many believe, Michigan's Aidan Hutchinson is far from a lock to be the No. 1 overall pick in two weeks. And now according to ESPN's Matt Miller, there's one name that keeps getting linked back to the Jaguars.

"Everywhere you turn right now there's talk about Travon Walker and Jacksonville," the draft analyst tweeted. Adding, "Almost feels too convenient. But they have surprised us before."

Walker has been quickly climbing up draft boards in recent weeks. The standout edge rusher out of Georgia, once thought to be a late first-round pick, could now see himself selected in the top three. His athletic profile is certainly impressive. And Jaguars GM Trent Baalke has a history of selecting prospects with physical tools over perhaps more polished players with stronger college football resumes. Travon Walker is a big, run-stopping end, which is certainly a need for a lot of teams. But, those types of players generally don't go No. 1 in the draft; especially in an increasingly pass-centric league.

Where the Jaguars ultimately decide to go with their top pick will go a long way in their rebuild attempt. Even if it's traqding back to fill more holes on the roster.

But with Baalke pulling the strings, it wouldn't be shocking to see Jacksonville go against the grain.